Understand how to create then take advantage of 3 v 2s by isolating and splitting the two defenders. The chaotic starts mean more options and decisions for all the players involved. MORE
In the rugby drill you want your ball carrier to drive forward, low towards the try line, before turning away from contact to ground the ball. Meanwhile your tacklers need to work hard to get their arms and bodies between the ball and the ground.
Throughout the drill session you need to watch how the ball carrier reacts as he drives for the line and at what stage in the move he does so. You also need to see how your defenders handle the ball carrier.
Drill set up
Two players stand facing each other two metres apart, with a line between them. A third player stands at the side with a ball. He throws the ball to one of the players who has five seconds to try to put it down over the line. The other player tries to save the try.
Adapt the distances between the players according to the success rate. Also make sure that the three players alternate their roles.
Developing the drill session
You can develop the drill like this:
A game situation
The drill session can be developed with a 3 v 2 game. Form groups of players with three attackers and two defenders. Set up a number of five metre boxes – one for each group – with a try line running through each about one metre from one end (put the boxes across a real try line for instance). Place a ball by the side of each box.
The attackers start at the end of the box furthest from the line, faced by the defenders. When you are ready, run to a box and kick or roll the ball in.
The attackers must pick up the ball and attempt to score over the line. After a couple of sets, change the players around and involve previously unused players. Don't use more than five players at one time.