By Darren Kingham-Scott, head coach of Winchester RFC and Hampshire RFU women’s and U15s coach The shortened 4-man lineout is a weapon best used between your own 10m and opposition 22m lines. The aim is to set up a platform and create space with “spare” forwards doing the attacking and drawing in defending players as […]
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.
Attack the left-hand side of the pitch with this scrum move. It can be used to release a good running 7 and create try-scoring opportunities. Why use it Teams rarely go left with a back row move because they are running into the opposition 9. However, use this shielding play with the 7 attacking the […]
The rugby lineout is a key part of the game. Coaching your jumpers and lifters to work together is vital.
After coaching your players in the basics of binding for the front row (Coaching binding basics), the next drill focuses on binding of the locks (five man scrums) and the back row (eight man scrums).
It is essential that all your players are taught the basics of scrummaging properly from a young age. Use rugby training drills and games to ensure they develop safe and effective techniques to use throughout their playing career.
Despite seeming to perform the same role – though in reverse – what's required of each prop differs in a number of key ways.
A great Ford Academy rugby training tip. Please search the site for more clips of rugby coaching drills in action.
Your own rugby lineout is a key attacking platform in the game. However good your jumpers and rugby tactics are, the throw is essential to success.
The current rugby techniques used by front rows at the top of their game, from Andrew Millward.
The ELVs have resulted in a number of changes to the lineout laws.