A physical, fun and warm-up, log rolls encourage teamwork and prepare players for contact. Split players into groups of at least six. Put five players in a row, on the ground, shoulder-to-shoulder. Put another player, on their back, across these players, lying across their middles. On your call, the group has to propel the... MORE
Ready to tackle rugby warm up drill
Rugby drill set up
Four players stand five metres from a line of four players, facing each other. On a signal from the coach (normally touching a ball on the floor) the first four come forward to meet second four. They then:
- Bump shoulders.
- Grab and drive.
- Tackle to the ground.
- Carrying a ball, they are tackled to the ground, get up, then compete for the ball.
Remember to change shoulders and switch round the two teams.
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