EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Step out of contact

Take a pass under pressure, step away and beat another opponent.

 

  1. Put a ruck-pad holder one step away from a 1m box of cones.
  2. Have a receiver come forward and take a pass from a feeder just before the receiver reaches the box.
  3. The receiver aims to step in and out of the box as the ruck-pad holder steps forward. He then aims to beat one defender who comes forward from the nearest corner.
  4. Develop by making it both defenders from the corners coming forward.

COACHING TIP

Short steps just before the ruck pad and then explode away

WHAT TO CALL OUT

  • Stay upright and moving forward
  • Attack and isolate the defender and then step away
  • Don’t step too wide to avoid losing balance

A SIMPLE PRACTICE

  1. Inside a 20m wide corridor, about 30m long, put a defender every 10m (that is three defenders).
  2. Have a ball carrier run into the corridor and aim to beat each defender.
  3. The defenders cannot move forward, only side-to-side.
  4. The ball carrier scores two points for every defender he passes without being touched. It scores one point if he is one-hand touched.
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