Mini, touch, TAG and Sevens are all great ways to introduce new and young players to rugby. But we mustn’t forget that touch and TAG rugby are particularly good variations also to use in training with experienced players. Check out these drills and games to help you make the most of touch, tag and sevens in your training.
Use this activity as part of your sevens tournament warm-up or to develop your players awareness of passing and then supporting the pass. Also good for general handling too. The ball carrier must engage the defence first by running forward, then passing. Once he’s passed the ball, he should drop in behind the receiver (“into... MORE
Quick hands and good running lines help finish overlaps in any form of rugby. But in touch rugby, if the movement comes to an end, quick realignment and a fast “play the ball” can also exploit space. MORE
Use this two-man lineout move to win ball if your lineout isn’t functioning or you want to change things up. Executed well, it will be a “banker” ball as the opposition won’t be able to react to it. MORE
Following your pass is a good discipline in any form of rugby, and especially in sevens. By continuing to loop, your side can create an extra man in attack. Use this session to engineer try-scoring overlaps. MORE
For most of us, the sevens season is short and it’s easy to forget lessons of previous years. This thrilling game requires a different mindset, so be aware of potential pitfalls and adapt your training accordingly. MORE