Wales scored a magnificent try against England, executing FOUR "2 v 1" situations in quick succession to score a try that started inside their own 22m area. Two attackers against one defender is a classic decision-making training scenario. There are lots of different ways to set it up. Here are four activities which ensure that there are plenty of variations to keep the players focused on using accurate skills under pressure. MORE
Play from the scrum
Use this activity to develop your players’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities from a scrum. You could use this against a scrum machine as well.
Attacking from the scrum needs a good scrummage first, then the forwards to look up and play what’s in front of them. Depending on your numbers at training, you can make this as active a part of your scrum training as scrummaging itself.
- Scrummage against a machine or other forwards, passively if you don’t have enough numbers.
- 8 picks the ball from the scrum, supported by 6 and 7 and attacks into channel 1, with a 3 v 2 against two ruck-pad holders.
- In the meantime, the front five run around a tackle tube and the defending forwards run to the far channel.
- If the 8, 6 and 7 execute the 3 v 2 successfully, they score the try.
- If not, the three back-row players must recycle the ball.
- 9 then passes to the front five to score against the opposition forwards.
- 6, 7 and 8 then act as support runners.
- Adjust the width of the channels to give different pressures.
- Scrummage first, or set up proper profiles.
- Attack with intent to break the gain line.