EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Attack

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.

The interceptor

in Attack, Attack, Rugby drills

They can lift or break a team’s spirit – such is the power of an interception try. This exercise develops defensive and attacking decision making as outside backs look to intercept the ball as it’s passed wide. MORE

Don’t squeeze it, post it – quickly!

in Attack, Contact, Practice plans

Your team needs a range of tactics to improve the presentation of the ball at the point of contact. One method, which should not be confused with squeeze ball, is posting the ball between the legs during the contact, with other players clearing out defenders. It should provide quick ball, with the defence on the back foot. MORE

How to improve judgement and know where to attack 2

Play what’s in front of you

in Attack, Practice plans

Playing what is in front of you is a tough skill to master, even for the most experienced players. But that does not mean it should not be practised at all levels of the game. These simple activities will challenge the players to pass, support and communicate quickly. MORE

Inside pass support lines

in Attack, Attack, Rugby drills, Tactics

The inside pass is an effective weapon against a sliding defence. The receiver hits a flat pass and a gap in the defensive line to break through. This activity finishes the break with a try. Initially work on an inside pass against a sliding defence, with three attackers and two defenders. The player taking the... MORE



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