EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Rugby drills

Rugby drill to help players be lethal at the...

in Rucking & Mauling

If your team wins quick ruck ball, there is very little time to weigh up the options, make a decision, then execute the correct one. If players delay too long, the defence will have re-organised and the opportunity will have gone. Use the following rugby drill session to give your team three set options and the triggers to look for when decision making. MORE

Drill to make the most of attacks close to...

in Attack

When your players have the ball near the try line you want them to make the most of the position, to score over the line. Which is just what this drill session is all about. It's also a great way to teach your defenders about protecting the try line from the opposition. MORE

Rugby set plays using gates to add match pressure

in Attack

Unopposed practice drills can lead to poor outcomes. This system, devised by Mark Calverley, an IRB Level 4 coach working in school and club rugby in New Zealand, closely mirrors rugby matches. It forces players to take good options and be accurate in their play. MORE

Rugby footwork drill for a good step into contact

in Footwork and evasion

If the ball carrier is powerful in the contact area, they can offload or maintain possession more effectively but less experienced and younger players have a tendency to fall over or crumple unless they practise good body positions and use a strong step into contact. The following "big step" rugby drill concentrates on improving these footwork skills. MORE

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