EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Realign-support-score!

You don’t need tactics to win a match when all you have to do is get into position to score. Just use this simple activity to work on quick realignment and the tries will follow…

  1. The end player puts the ball on the corner cone
  2. The players then realign to play back the other way, with the clearing passer being the player who put the ball down
  3. Starting in an attacking alignment, the ball is worked from left to right

DEVELOPMENT 1

  1. Put three boxes in a row and let the players work on passing, flowing and realigning

DEVELOPMENT 2

  1. Develop by adding two defenders, who can come forward off the line
  2. The attackers use different angles and pass now to beat the defenders
  3. The last ball carrier, either the scorer or the player who is touched in possession, becomes the feeder in the next box

WHY USE IT

Any player moving forward onto the ball at pace is more difficult to stop and with lots of support to receive a well-timed pass or an offload opponents will be unable to cope.

SET UP

A 15m square, 4 players and a ball.

HOW TO DO IT

  • In groups of four, one player acts as the clearing passer. The other three align in an attacking formation.
  • The ball is passed from left to right with the players moving forward (see top picture, fig 1).
  • The outside player scores a try then becomes the clearing passer with the other three realigning as the ball is passed right to left (see top picture, fig 2).

DEVELOPMENT 1

  • Add another box and all attack left to right going with the flow (see the middle picture). Then switch round.

DEVELOPMENT 2

  • Put in two defenders, who come forward to pressurise the attack in each box. (see the bottom picture).

TECHNIQUE

  • Move forward at pace
  • Good quality passing
  • Always realign for the next attack
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