Improve your kicking with a game of aerial noughts and crosses. Teams take it in turns to kick the ball and aim to drop it in a square which marks their nought or cross. Aerial noughts and crosses gives your players a chance to make accurate kicks with additional tactical pressures as you build the game. MORE
Attack back with purpose
Make more of poor opposition kicks with this session. Also, work on what your defence might do when you do make a poor kicking decision.
Most matches have poor kicks. Use these training scenarios to practise your team’s reactions and decision making.
- Put two players inside one of the squares. Throw the ball into the square.
- One player calls and catches the ball. He then passes to the other player who has to kick so the ball lands in the other box.
- Add an attacker and defender. Put the defender in the other box. He chases up and pressures the catch.
- The team in possession can either kick to the box or run the ball back to the box.
- Put five defenders in the scoring zone and five attackers in each box, as in the middle picture.
- You throw the ball high into one of the boxes and this group attack.
- They score by either running the ball into the scoring zone or kicking it into the scoring zone.
- The defence move forward as soon as you throw the ball up. Use full or touch tackling.
- Finish if a ruck or maul forms. Swap defenders and attackers and repeat.
- In attack, when you receive the kick, pass to a player on the move if you can and then support.
- In attack, get onside to make a difference to the ball carrier and communicate.
- In defence, come up as a line. Make sure you have coverage behind this line too.