EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Support games – large numbers

Purpose of the session

  • Develop the understanding around support lines and how they change depending on whether the attack is in a narrow channel or wider.
  • Emphasis on later and deeper support.

 

RULES

  1. Up to 15 v 15 alternating between attack and defence.
  2. Rectangular shape pitch– perhaps 25m x 65m.
  3. Non-tackle – defenders only “block and hold” the attackers.
  4. Two potential try lines – one narrow and one wide. On coaches call the attack either attack the narrow or wide channel.

KEY POINTS

  • The attack must endeavour to keep the ball off the ground.
  • The ball carrier must have lateral support either side and deeper support behind.

KEY QUESTION

  • Ideally what shape should the support around the ball carrier adopt?

Now watch how the game changes after the intervention…

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