EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Three pass try

Develop running angles and passing at pace, with a try after three passes as the goal.

Passing “chains” rarely run in straight lines. A series of passes might have players attacking from different angles. They require different types of pass.

ACTIVITY

  1. Spread out at least six cones in one half of the box.
  2. Put a feeder about halfway up the side of the box.
  3. Put three attackers on a corner at the end of the box where the cones are and on the same side as the feeder.

  1. Have the attackers run into the box, each one going around one of the cones.
  2. The nearest player to the feeder receives a pass, he passes to another attacker who passes to the last attacker who runs over to the end of the box to score.

DEVELOPMENT

  1. Put two attackers at one corner and two attackers in the middle of one end of the box. Put a feeder at the side of the box. Put two defenders on the same edge of the box as the feeder, about 5m away and another defender in the middle at the end.
  2. Shout “GO” and the players come forward to attack and defend.
  3. Use scrag or touch tackling, with the aim that the attackers run and pass unhindered to the far line.
  4. Take out one defender if they find it too difficult.

TECHNIQUE

  • Keep expecting the ball as they are getting into position.
  • Run towards the ball when they start their run, even if they will drift away with the pass.
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