Using two lines of attack can create chaos as the opposition struggles to cope with deep-lying attackers running late into gaps. Work on these “hidden threats” with this punchy exercise. Second-line players can choose when and where to enter the front line as it reaches the defensive line. That leaves defenders caught between covering different spaces. MORE
Games that require all the players to participate develop all abilities. In drop-off touch, defenders have to fill in and attackers have to support, involving the whole group.
It develops the ability to identify space in the defensive line and attack it. It also helps players improve spatial awareness along with developing decision-making skills and support play.
- Play 7v7 two- handed touch. The attack starts in the middle, with the defence 5m back
- Create space by attacking in a concentrated area. Players to look to draw and pass to create a gap and also when the ball carrier is approaching the try line and a defender is returning to the game.
- On a touch, the team in possession can pass immediately
- If a touch is made, that defender has to return to his try-line, before returning to the game
- Look to go through gaps, or draw and give the pass – spaces will appear where defenders have dropped out of line and other defenders have to move into position
- Support once the break is made, because returning defenders will be in the backfield
- Create space by attacking in a concentrated area.
- Players to look to draw and pass to create a gap and also when the ball carrier is approaching the try line and a defender is returning to the game.