EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Kick attack options

Use this drill to vary the kicking tactics for a flat or deep 10. It will help him target the right areas to kick to, and improve his reading of the defence and decision-making about whether to pass or kick.

This session will help your team attack the space behind the defensive line.

WIDE KICK – DEEP 10

  1. In attack have a feeder, a 10 standing deep and at least four other backs, including a winger. In defence, put in a covering full back and three players hidden behind the tackle tubes.
  2. Note the tubes are on a slight angle, which is about on the “tackle line”, where a tackle would be expected to be made.
  3. The winger (W) should offer some width.
  4. Mark out a target area for a kick.

  1. The feeder passes to the 10.
  2. At the same time, none or some of the players step out from behind the tubes.
  3. The 10 either passes to space, or kicks for the winger.
  4. If he kicks, all the players chase, apart from those who didn’t reveal themselves from the tube.
  5. Play touch tackling.

SHORT KICK – FLAT 10

  1. Add another defender with a tackle tube.
  2. This time, a defending 9 tracks back behind the tubes.
  3. Mark out areas for some short kicks.
  4. Repeat as above.
  5. The 10 should stand flatter.
  6. Without the time to make a long kick, he should opt for a chip or grubber kick.

TECHNIQUE

  • Be a triple threat on the ball – look to run, pass or kick. So hold the ball in both hands.
  • Outside backs should call what’s on – where is the space?
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