I like to look for drills that can easily be adapted to work for different abilities, and even add in new skills A good example of this is my favourite 4v2 attacking scenario. It comes from Sean Holley, former Ospreys and Bristol coach. It’s got something to offer for all players above the age of […]
Rugby attack patterns are used to get your players to make the most of the attacking opportunities that come their way during a game. In these attacking drills I look at ways to create chances for your attackers, rugby games that will sharpen their reactions near the try line, and tips on how to coach your attackers to be try-machines.
Get your attackers making decisions about how many players are needed to exploit every attacking situation. 1. Mark out a 15m x 10m area and divide it into three 5m channels. Number the channels 1, 2 and 3. 2. Put five defenders on the line facing channel 2 and five attackers with a ball on […]
From Rugby Coach Weekly The role of the prop – especially the loose head or left-sided prop – is more than just simply being a good scrummager. Here are three areas in which Ireland’s Cian Healy is such a great attacking weapon. Click here to see a video clip of Cian Healy in action. 1. […]
Here is a fun move to use with your players to create confusion in the opposition defence. It is a great way to mix backs and forwards and give everyone a chance to run with the ball. Why use it Create midfield mismatches with SCUD, a move with vague direction but plenty of damage. Set […]
Some players are dynamic when faced with a broken defence and yet thrown by an organised defence. The following tips can help get them into the game.
Here's a great session for developing decision making by the fly half and centres. Use these rugby coaching drills and games to challenge the players to decide quickly on the best pass or line to run in game-related situations.
One-on-one, your players may use a change of pace or a sidestep to beat a defender. But when there are two or more attackers facing a similar number of defenders, a more coordinated attacking pattern is needed. Use these rugby coaching tips and plays to build moves that suit your team's strengths.
Players need to know what sequence of different moves are being run. This makes it easier to run the right support lines and break down defences over a series of phases. This advanced skills rugby coaching session runs a sequence of plays to attack close to the initial point of contact then wide out.
Reacting to unusual situations and making quick decisions is crucial for all rugby players. Developing these skills is not easy, but using speed-strategy training drills will get your players thinking faster.
Drill your players to use convincing deception ploys to fool the opposition.