By Paul Tyler, Scottish Rugby Union level 3 qualified coach, former SRU rugby development officer and a qualified referee Overview Use this four-option backs move to develop more than one attacking threat from a set piece play. Set up Use half or a full pitch and a full set of backs, with at least four […]
From my experience even basic backs moves, like a miss pass, loop or switch, need careful consideration. Not least because there are crucial variations you can make to suit your team’s strengths. During the match the players then have to understand the purpose of the move – why this move here and now? Use the backs moves below to turn your back row into a deadly attacking force.
This move has lots going on – players running at all angles. You can mix it up to suit the type of defence you’re facing and the strengths you have in your back line. It’s a great one to use from the start of the season, but actually, try it now…and have fun scoring more […]
From Rugby Coach Weekly Use this Boland Cavaliers 9-10 passing exercise to work on your half back link. The South African team’s activity is designed to fatigue the 9 so he has to concentrate on accuracy. Why use it The 9 can perfect the sweep ball to 10 who is constantly changing his distance to […]
A well-executed move can win a match. But this doesn't mean the move in itself has to be complex.
A move for the opposition half, but not too close to their line.
Your backline needs to develop an understanding of when to set off. They need to learn and then use the right “triggers” to start their runs.
Rugby backs move
“Exeter” is a move from my 50 Great Backs Moves manual. I first used it as a student back in 1987. It was in a game against The Royal Marines, who were based at Lymstone in Devon, England.
This back row move is best from a scrum near the opposition’s line, between 15m in from the left-hand touchline and 10m to the right of the posts.
This back row move is called 8-9-14. It is best from a scrum in the opposition’s half at least 15m from the right-hand touchline. It might not work near their line because most teams will put in another defender to cover the blindside.