Creating overlaps increases your chance of all positive results: scoring tries, gaining ground, making breaks and quick recycled ball. So use planned moves from the scrum base to manufacture a 3 v 2. MORE
Scenario training for decision making
Set up scenarios with problems for attackers and defenders to work out how to “win” the situation.
- Set up the players with the front defenders 8m and then 10m apart.
- Four attackers run forward, with the defenders only moving forward after the first pass.
- A feeder passes to a receiver who’s running onto the ball. Once the pass is made, the defenders can come forward to defend.
- Use touch tackling and challenge the attackers to score without the ball carrier being two-hand touched.
- Depending on the pace of the inside defender, this defender has to decide whether to stay in or out.
- Set up the players as above.
- The carrier takes a pass from the feeder and uses footwork to beat the ruck-pad holder, who aims to knock him out of the box.
- Once the carrier has beaten this player, there’s a 2 v 1 on the last defender (the feeder can help out if necessary).
- Use touch tackling or move to full tackling.
- Attack the ball at pace – these are game situations
- Run straight
- Keep in the game after giving the pass