I've been fortunate enough to have Eddie Jones deliver some sessions. This is the game he started with and it is excellent for reinforcing key messages around core skills or principles of play. MORE
Divide the players into teams of three. Start the teams from their try lines. Give a ball to the team you want to be the attackers first.
The attackers aim to beat the defenders to score a try, using running, evasion and passing skills. The defence use tag or touch tackles to stop them.
When a ball carrier is tackled, they put the ball down and the whole team returns to their try line. After 3 seconds, the other team pick up the ball and attack.
Area: 10m x 10m
Equipment: 1 ball per 6 players, bibs (if available), tag belts (if used).
Players: 6- two teams of 3.
- 1 point for a try.
What to Call Out
- “Look for space and move into it”
- “Beat the defender”
- “Pass and move”
- “Support the person with the ball”
- “Run forward”
- “Pass backwards”
- “Shout “TACKLE” when you catch someone”
Players should discover clever ways to move and pass the ball around.
If you have more than one game going at once, you can swap the teams around after every try.
One team attacks from its try line.
Turnover the ball at every tackle.
The attack puts the ball down and runs back to its line. After 3 seconds the other team attacks.