Scrums & Lineouts

It is sometimes said that good scrummaging players are born, not made. Although some rugby players are the “right shape” to play in the scrum, the truth is you never stop learning. And with at least 11 factors affecting every one of your lineouts, it’s important you keep working with your forwards to perfect this vital set piece too. Below you’ll find our complete collection of scrum and lineout drills to develop an expert set piece team.

Great four-man lineout plays

in Scrums & Lineouts

A four-man lineout gives a great chance to win the ball and then attack with support into the opposition midfield. Here are the simple options to ensure clean ball to attack with. Set up a platform and space to attack with “spare” forwards. You have five forwards involved in the lineout, so three players can be in the backline. MORE

Lineout recovery

in Scrums & Lineouts

Not every lineout take is clean. Use this session to help your players learn how to recover the ball (or chase through onto opposition ball). There are lots of complementary skills in this scenario type session: ground work, rucking, body positions, communication. MORE

Lineout imperfection

in Rugby drills, Scrums & Lineouts

Work on good setups and movement, jumping and organisation in your lineout pods with this dynamic activity. It should mix up roles of your players. Let players try out different roles, even if it’s not perfect. That allows players to realise what works for all those involved in the lineout lift and jump. MORE

Lineout throwing and jumping timing

in Scrums & Lineouts

Timing between thrower and jumper is a key aspect for winning the lineout. Develop better coordination between jumper and thrower. Concentrate on the pure jump only, with no lifting, ensuring the ball reaches the hands of the receiver at the top of his jump. MORE

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