EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Quick Coach: Gauntlet

CORE SKILLS

  • Evasive skills
  • Fixing a defender
  • Short passing
  • Offloading
  • Supporting the ball carrier

THE STORY

“Two attackers run down the corridor. If the attacker is two-hand touched, he has two seconds to pass the ball. Defenders come forward when the ball carrier comes into their box.”

SET UP

A 10m by 5m corridor.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Put one defender in the middle of the corridor and one at the back.
  2. Have a ball carrier and at least one support player run into the first box. The defender now comes forward. 

  1. If the defender makes a two-handed touch on the ball carrier, the attacker has two seconds to pass the ball. 
  2. If the defender only makes a one-handed touch or no touch at all, the attacker continues to run.
  3. Once the ball carrier runs into the second box, the next defender comes forward and they repeat the same.
  4. If there’s a mistake or the players run out, they use up one of their three lives. The defenders swap position after every life.
  5. Rotate attackers and defenders when a try is scored or the attackers run out of lives.

DEVELOPMENTS

The defenders start on the corners of their boxes.

NUMBERS

Works best with four players.

With five players, have three attackers.

With six players, have two pairs of attackers.

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