EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Conquer the maul

A maul is formed of at least two attackers, held by a defender, with the ball off the ground.

It’s a wrestling match that comes with a risk and reward for the attacking team – go forward and tie in defenders, or be stopped and lose the ball to a scrum.

The players need to be aware of the pros and cons of the maul, and their own strengths and weaknesses.

First, your players need to have a clear direction of travel through the ball to power up the pitch. Use the activity Centre the maul to develop this tactic.

The supporting players need to know their roles around the ball carrier. Our Easicoach curriculum activity Support the maul develops those basics.

Now you should think tactically on when to employ a maul. Our Mauling moves for power plays will help this.

Finally, no session should be without some game-like action. Try out The maul lives for some dynamic outcomes and good competitive battles.

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