Rucking & Mauling

Rucking drills help develop the most effective and safest ruck techniques. Mauling drills achieve the same.

In this range of activities, you will see ruck drills and maul drills mixed in with ruck and maul scenarios.

Also, we have rucking games where players can be put into more dynamic, ruck decision making situations.

In addition, look out for our ruck and maul warm ups too.

How to improve mauling 2

My maul

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Mauling could be a very powerful weapon for you this season and you don’t have to be a big side to use it. Here’s a simple tactic – set up a maul from the back of rucks to give your side go forward and tie in their defenders. It is easier than you might think to execute. MORE

Planning four week “bites”: rucking

in Rucking & Mauling

If you are designing your plan for your team's training, you are better off focusing on an “arc” of learning for a specific area. This means spreading out the training over a number of weeks, rather than dedicating one session to this. MORE

Better ball placement for quicker rucks

in Rucking & Mauling

Present the ball more effectively in the tackle and your supporting players will have an easier task to help to retain possession. It will also give your 9 cleaner ball to pass away from the base of the ruck. There’s a simple tactic for good attacking rugby: disorganise an organised defence. A defence is organised... MORE

Quick ball placement

in Rucking & Mauling

Quick ball placement allows for quick rucks and chances to attack when the defence is at its most vulnerable. Use this activity to build up the essential skills. MORE

How to coach inside and outside clean 1

Inside and outside clean

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Protect your rucks by covering against the “inside” defender in the tackle contest. Have a player who works on the “inside clean” to drive this potential stealer of the ball and the “outside clean” to check the even more savvy defender. MORE

How to counter ruck effectively 3

Kings of the counter ruck

in Defence, Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Counter rucking spoils the attacking team’s quick ball. Either your players win back the ball or, at worst, disrupt the opposition scrum half’s attempt to clear it. Once techniques have been embedded, this session progresses to the decision-making process for counter rucking. MORE

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