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Rucking & Mauling

How to coach and develop attacking options from a maul 2

Maul a-peel

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

If you have control of the maul with the ball at the back, you can continue to attack close to the maul by “peeling off”. This keeps your forward momentum going and pressurises the fringes of the defence which may not be in position to stop the peel because they are engaged in stopping the maul. This is a good session for forwards. MORE

Activities, sessions and drills to work on mauls in...

in Email Newsletters, Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Most mauls start from a lineout. However, they can still be formed in open play, sometimes by design and sometimes by accident. The mauls laws have changed slightly over the last year, but the principles remain the same. A maul is a ball carrier and teammate being held by a defender. Note that it's not a maul until the attacking teammate binds on, no matter how many defenders are surrounding the ball carrier. MORE

Ruck and Roll

in Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Modern defences are highly organised. But by bringing players “round the corner” fast and late, you can spring a sudden advantage in attacking numbers in the desired direction of play. Recycling players swiftly and “round the corner” from the ruck can create overlap and mismatch opportunities in attack. But it requires quick, efficient technique and fast realignment. MORE

How to win a scrap for ball 1

Scrap for the ball

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

There is a lot of “wrestling” for the ball in rugby. Ball carriers want to hold on to the ball, while defenders want to rip it away. A wrestle might develop into a maul. This session works on both attackers and defenders learning how to protect or win the ball. MORE

Ruck defence reload

in Defence, Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Make sure your defence is in place quickly so they can come forward to make snare tackles and poach the ball. Define roles for players around the ruck so they can race off the line and cut down the opposition attack close to the ruck. MORE



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