EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: The tunnel drill in pairs

Developing the tunnel drill, the pairs exercise requires the supporting player to time their runs, plus provides a moving target for the first passer.

  1. Have two players run through a channel with players on either side.
  2. One side of the channel has passers, the other side receivers.
  3. The first working player takes and gives a pass to another player, who then passes the ball again as they run down this channel.
  4. Look for the working players to run in a natural style.
  5. Look out for players who twist their hips and cross their feet. This reduces their chances of fixing or beating defenders.

COACHING THOUGHTS

  • Where’s best to stand?
  • Can you give individual feedback during or at the end?
  • Can the players themselves shout in advice, such as whether the pass is accurate?
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