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.

look after it 1

Look after it

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Ball presentation is crucial to ensuring quick, clean possession for the attacking team. The tackled player must get the ball back as far as he can towards his team. He should also control the ball for as long as he can, without being penalised for holding on. MORE

Ruck races

in Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

A lot of rugby is a race – who’s first to the ball. In this activity, it’s who’s first to the ruck and then who’s first to be in a strong position to win or retain the ball. MORE

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Maul it

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Mauls can be great attacking weapons. But they must be fast and dynamic, driving the opposition backwards, to provide quick clean go forward possession. The maul is simple to set up, but takes lots of live practice to perfect. “Maul it” shows you how to start the process. MORE

Rumbling force 2

Rumbling force

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Build the maul from good individual body positions into a collective force rumbling forward. Each player needs to understand their roles in the maul and this session gives the players different situations to work on their mauling. This session follows on from Session 149 “Maul it”. MORE

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