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.

2 fun ways to work on evasion

2 fun ways to work on evasion

By Paul Tyler, Scottish Rugby Union level 3 qualified coach, former SRU rugby development officer and a qualified referee Finding fresh and engaging ways to work on and improve agility skills in young players is a challenge. Most young players have good natural agility skills so practise them often and show them how and when […]

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Mixing the feet

Mixing the feet

In this simple exercise, combine the main running skills needed to create a fun activity which gets players thinking, running and competing against each other. Why use it? This activity is designed for two players to run against each other while performing rugby-relevant running and evasion tasks. Set up A ball each. Eight cones mark […]

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