EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Quick Coach: Track and attack

CORE SKILLS

  • Evasive skills
  • Defensive tracking

THE STORY

“The defender keeps themselves light on their feet, head up and marking a potential break, coming forward to close down an attacker when they move forward”

SET UP

A 10m by 3m box.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Three attackers spread themselves along the side of the box. A defender starts opposite the first ball carrier.
  2. The attackers pass the ball along the line and back again.
  3. The defender slides across with each pass.

  1. At any stage an attacker can race forward to score. They have to simply get one foot over the far line to score.
  2. The defender must make a two-handed touch to prevent the score.
  3. Rotate the players after every go.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Make the box wider, but not longer.
  • Make the tackle a grab tackle.
  • Allow one attacker to support the running player who can pass the ball.

NUMBERS

With five, have four attackers along the line. With six, go back to three along the line.

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