EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

360 attack rugby coaching game

The game requires many of the handling and movement skills used in rugby, and allows slower players to make a contribution with faster players. It’s a tiring game.

Set-up

Players: maximum 7 v 7.

Area: 14m diameter circle.

Equipment: one ball.

Game notes

  • Give the attack a time limit, say 30 seconds, to get the ball back into the circle.
  • An attacker must be in possession of the ball when he enters the circle. The ball cannot be thrown in.
  • The attack finishes if a try is scored, the ball is knocked down or dropped, or the ball carrier is touched.

Score

  • Four points for a try.
  • One point to the defence for every 10m from the circle the ball was either knocked down, dropped or the ball carrier was touched in possession.

What to call out

  • “Run to spaces in attack.”
  • “Pass away from danger.”

Small sided rugby coaching game

Rugby coaching notes

  • The attack might need to go away from the circle to find space and to spread the defence.
  • Sometimes let both teams out of the circle together, to contest for the ball. Make this variation full contact, with the attack finishing when the ball carrier is brought to his knees, rather than when he is touched.

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