Fly halves (10s) that angle away the source of the ball before they pass, force their own backline across, losing attacking space wider out. Help your 10 stop drifting.
Have a feeder pass to the 10
The 10 runs up the pitch, next to the ruck pads, taking and passing on the ball
A second receiver runs to take the pass. They can run towards or away from the pass if you want to develop a play
Now the 10 has to take the pass inside a target area
The 10 then passes to the next player at the next target area
A line of tackle pads on their sides. Two 2m coned squares 5m apart. Balls.
HOW TO DO IT
Line a 10 up just behind the wall of tackle pads with a 9 to the same side. A second receiver (12) starts on the other side of the wall.
The 9 passes to the moving 10, who passes to the 12 (see picture 1).
10 is not allowed to run past the wall and the tackle pads keep them in position. Work both ways up and down the wall for passes off both hands.
Replace the wall of tackle pads with the 2m squares 5m apart. The exercise is run the same way, except the 10 cannot receive the ball until they have entered the first square, and may not pass the ball until they have entered the second (see pictures 2 and 3).
Adding an oncoming defender arriving slightly later at the second square creates realism.
Remove all the cones and pads at the end and see if the 10 still drifts.
Work from left to right and back a number of times up a channel, aiming to keep possession and go forward at the same time.
It is a tactic that can be used to retain possession when running down the clock or to set up a drop goal. MORE
Help players make good decisions at the breakdown on whether to pass, run or ruck depending on how many defenders are threatening the tackle ball.
You want enough players to win quick ball without compromising your chances to launch effective attacks. MORE
This session will help players highlight their core skills under pressure. It works especially on short passes when the ball carrier is running “offline”.
Offline means the passer is either running towards the intended receiver or away. MORE
This activity works on the ball carrier sprinting for the line while the defender tries to intercept him.
Getting to the tackle can be as important as making it. This session is mainly working on chasing tackles, so is quite low impact. MORE
The front-on tackle also represents the best opportunity to dominate the ball carrier and win the battle for the gain line. This activity works on this.
Develop players’ ability to come forward, with or without their team mates to make front-on tackles. MORE