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.

Work the tight head

Work the tight head

From Rugby Coach Weekly Live situations help you check your tight head’s shape and footwork under pressure from the opposition hooker and loose head. This is key with the “crouch-bind-set” laws. Why use it Prepares your tight head to react to different pressures from opponents while using his own lock and flanker for power. Set […]

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Competitive lineout training

Competitive lineout training

By Ian Diddams, RFU coach tutor with over 20 years’ experience in coaching at grassroots level Overview Create lineout practices that replicate match situations requiring tactical appreciation, pressures, fatigue, confusion, time and scoreline. Set up Use one touchline. Put a ball on the touchline level with both try, 22, and 10m lines plus one at […]

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Create a platform to attack using 4-man lineouts

Create a platform to attack using 4-man lineouts

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 […]

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Create a platform to attack using 4-man lineouts

Create a platform to attack using 4-man lineouts

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 […]

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Best 8-Man Scrum Move

The best 8-man scrum move ever!

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 […]

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Coaching binding basics

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.

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