EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Hack and plunder

This session thrives on the odd directions a rugby ball takes when it rolls along the ground and how the players react to it.

It will improve footwork, vision, communication and reactions skills, as well as making for an alternative method of training.

ACTIVITY

  1. Split into groups of three. Put two groups at one end of the box, with a ball on the ground in front of them.
  2. Have them dribble the ball forward before you shout “Down!”.

  1. The player nearest the ball drops on it, presents it.
  2. The next player has to drive over the player on the ground and finally the last player has to pick up the ball and run to the far end.

GAME

  1. Set up the pitch as in the picture above. Split into 4 or 5 in each team.
  2. One team starts with the ball and kicks it. Both teams play “football”. They cannot kick the ball more than 5m. They aim to score in the 5m goals at the ends of the end line.
  3. If you shout “Down”, then the game becomes a normal game of rugby, with the try lines the goals.
  4. If the ball goes out over the end line, then the non-offending team start with the ball 5m from their line, with the other team 5m away.
Share this
Follow us
X
X