EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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.

How to develop an attacking lineout 3

Front peel

in Practice plans, Scrums & Lineouts

Your team can make vital ground by attacking the gap at the front of the lineout. The catcher at the front passes the ball to the player peeling round from the middle of the lineout. It assumes there is no lift. It is an ideal play to use in the opposition half. MORE

VIDEO: Lineout footwork

in Scrums & Lineouts

Use this warm-up exercise to get your jumpers and lifters quickly into position to perform in the lineout. Easy to setup, it can work with any number of players.   Put three to four different coloured cones spread out over 10m line. Have a jumper or lifter move to a cone colour called out and... MORE

Coach lineouts: Sessions

in Rugby drills, Scrums & Lineouts

Keep your lineout sessions active and purposeful. Avoid having players standing around too long. Start with our lineout session builder which shows you how to work with low numbers, and then if you have more players, build up towards a full team session. MORE

Coach lineouts: Technique

in Scrums & Lineouts

They are lots of moving parts in a lineout and plenty of scope for error because the players are very reliant on each other to perform their roles accurately. First, the players need to understand the language of the lineout, which helps them appreciate why they are focusing on a particular aspect. MORE

How to improve body positions as forwards 3

Body shape for forward units

in Practice plans, Scrums & Lineouts

Forwards need to get their basic body shapes right before they are ready to move on to more competitive unit work. This session can be used to prepare for unit work and as a whole session for forwards. You can also mix forwards and backs together because the skills are easily transferable (ruck positions for example). MORE

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