EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Pass and loop to score

Following your pass is a good discipline in any form of rugby, and especially in sevens. By continuing to loop, your side can create an extra man in attack. Use this session to engineer try-scoring overlaps.

A looping player adds two dimensions to an attack. > 1. By moving with the receiver, he creates another option to pass to. > 2. His angle of run means he’s often the closest support player if that ball carrier goes into contact.

  1. Three players start at one end of the square and run forward.
  2. Player 1 passes to player 2 before heading diagonally back behind him to take a return pass.
  3. Player 1 goes forward and passes to player 3.

  1. On reaching the end of the box, the players turn, realign and work back the other way. Next, in the wider box, add two players.
  2. Do the same play but when the ball gets to player 3, he runs the same move as if he was player 1, with players 4 and 5.
  3. At the end of this run, player 4 should get behind player 5 as he gets to the line.

  1. Finish with a 5 v 4, where the attack can only pass one way or into the pocket behind them.
  2. On reaching the far touch, they can pass back, but with the same rules applying.
  3. Use touch tackling.

TECHNIQUE

  • Always follow your pass.
  • Keep your depth on the outside to allow the other players to loop and support.
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