EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Game context 2v1s

Put your players into more realistic scenarios so they can test their skills in the same circumstances as they would in the game. It’s also a good test for the defenders too.

By shifting the defenders’ start points and making the attack line up depending on where the defender goes, the 2v1 becomes more match-like. The defender can also decide whether to rush up or hold his ground to force other decisions.

  1. Put a feeder (F) to the middle of one side of the box, two attackers (A1 and A2) on one corner and a defender (D) on the other.
  2. The flag indicates the corner of the try line and touchline.
  3. The three cones are where D will run to. 

  1. Shout which cone D runs to.
  2. The attackers line up depending on where D is.

  1. Once aligned, F passes to A1. Depending on what D does, A1 runs and passes to A2. Use touch tackling.
  2. Repeat several times then change which side the pass comes from.

TECHNIQUE

  • If the defender rushes forward, it is a simple give-and-take pass. 
  • If the defender holds back, the A1 will have to fix him by either running at his inside shoulder or performing a switch with A2.
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