The inside pass is an effective weapon against a sliding defence. The receiver hits a flat pass and a gap in the defensive line to break through. This activity finishes the break with a try. Initially work on an inside pass against a sliding defence, with three attackers and two defenders. The player taking the... MORE
Get your hands warm
Introduce regular and varied simple handling warm-ups to develop skills, communication and technique. Getting the ball in hand is as vital as tackling and warm-ups need to reflect this.
- In the 15m x 5m channel put players into rows of 5.
- The first player runs out and then passes.
- Players delay their start until after the man inside of them.
- They sprint on to the ball then decelerate and pull the pass back in front of the next receiver.
- All passes must be made within the 5m channel. Hand the ball on to the next group coming the opposite way and repeat.
Pass, follow, realign
- Use a 15m square. The first set of passes is completed before the first 5m line.
- Then realign and pass back along the line before reaching the second 5m line.
- After the final pass, players funnel in behind the end player.
- Keep the ball off your chest.
- Reach for the ball – fingers forward and up.
- Keep the ball at chest height throughout.
- Point both hands in the desired line of flight for two seconds after releasing the ball.