EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Footwork and evasion

In rugby, footwork and evasion skills are the “fine arts” – ways to run with the ball and beat players with skill, pace and panache. These articles include ways to coach players to have “rugby speed” not just pace, and evade contact with nifty “rugby footwork”. Try one of the footwork and evasion drills below at your next session and see how you get on.

VIDEO: Evasive skills developments

in Footwork and evasion, Rugby drills

Using a range of evasion skills to beat defenders.   To warm up, put players in pairs, facing each other. Using quick feet movements, each player has to get behind and face their partner’s back to win. Main practice: Lay out a 10m box. Line up attackers facing defenders across the box. When the ball... MORE

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