There can be 20 plus lineouts in a match. They are the most competitive set-piece in a game, and tactically crucial if you want to take advantage of penalties you can’t kick at goal. The top teams target a 90% plus completion rate. That means, not just winning the ball, but winning it cleanly. MORE
While most aspects of rugby coaching are becoming more game-led, unit sessions for forwards are still drill-based. Change that perception and make it about fun and movement. By Dan Hemingway, director of rugby, Lichfield RFC Most modern rugby coaches use games as the basis of training, yet this hasn’t filtered down into a lot of... MORE
Put your players into more realistic scenarios so they can test their skills in the same circumstances as they would in the game. It’s also a good test for the defenders too.
It creates great go forward and the two players on either side of the catcher prevent the ball from being grabbed by the opposition. MORE