Here are some fun ways to challenge your 9 or any player passes from the back of a ruck. Using pieces of equipment, you create unusual passing scenarios. It means that the passer has to find solutions, then adjust their feet to pass accurately. Also, the receiver has to time their run, based on the way the passer has adjusted themselves. MORE
VIDEO: Phil Larder’s pendulum defence practice
How to train your back three, that is two wingers and full back, to cover in the front line and back line. It uses the pendulum defence which swings so there are at least two players back to cover kicks.
In this exercise, using another player to be scrum half, you move the ball around so the back three players make sure they can cover running attacks and kicks.
The practice then introduces some more attackers, so the covering winger can then not only cover the kick, but cover a break on the outside too.