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Tactics

ASK DAN: Activities to make us more clinical in...

in Ask Dan, Attack

A question from a coach who works in senior rugby. On Sunday we were in control of the match (15 to 3) at the end of the first half. Unfortunately we lost 15-21. The main point according to what we have seen, was the lack of patience and skill in maintaining possession and instead a... MORE

The interceptor

in Attack, Attack, Rugby drills

They can lift or break a team’s spirit – such is the power of an interception try. This exercise develops defensive and attacking decision making as outside backs look to intercept the ball as it’s passed wide. MORE

Tactics for November rugby

in Email Newsletters, Tactics

When the weather changes, so must our tactics. Generally, whatever part of the world you are in, as the season progresses, the weather does get wetter and colder. Pitches become muddier and the ball more slippery. You and your players need to adjust tactics. MORE

6 tactics for wet weather rugby

in Tactics, Tips

It’s not brave to try expansive rugby in foul conditions, just foolish. That’s why the most successful teams like to keep things simple when the rain comes down. What can we learn from them? MORE

Attacking in the wet

in Attack, Core skills, Tactics

Practise attacking plays for wet weather so that your players are prepared for rainy match days. Use these two simple plans to attack space and pressurise the opposition in the middle to last third of the pitch. MORE

The ultimate pick and go

in Attack, Tactics

Use this pick and go from a lineout play into the midfield to create a soft seam to run your forwards at. By driving opponents at the ruck in and back against the grain, it opens up the field to allow your forwards to continually pick and go at the backs. MORE

Inside pass support lines

in Attack, Attack, Rugby drills, Tactics

The inside pass is an effective weapon against a sliding defence. The receiver hits a flat pass and a gap in the defensive line to break through. This activity finishes the break with a try. Initially work on an inside pass against a sliding defence, with three attackers and two defenders. The player taking the... MORE



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