EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Scoring tries – lots of ways to gather five-pointers

Don’t ignore practising the skill of scoring tries in training, and from unusual methods. This fun activity will boost your match-winning ability and is an ideal way to finish your session.

 

  1. Mark out an 8m long area, with a try line at one end.  
  2.    Pair up the players. Starting with a ball in the middle of the area, the players race to scoop up the ball with their right hand and score before their partner.
  3. After several attempts for each pair, go over to the “dark side” and have the players use their left hand.
  4. Add in more variations: a grubber kick with the right foot, and then the left foot, a chip and chase with right and then left and finally a dribble and score.

COACHING TIP 

Make lots of noise, acting as the crowd and referee at the same time. In the meantime, let the players work out their own methods 

WHAT TO CALL OUT 

TMO decision!” 

“That’s the cup final won/lost with that try/knock-on!” 

“Oh no, over the dead ball line!” 

A SIMPLE PRACTICE 

  1. In a 10m box, have an attacker in the middle of one end, and a defender on an adjacent corner. 
  2. Use one of the different options from above to make it race to score a try. 
  3. Score each try a plus point for the attacker and each failure as a plus point for the defender. 
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