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

Two lines of attack

in Attack, Rugby drills, Tactics

Using this simple movement of your blindside winger and full back, you either attack at the tackle line or behind it, depending on the movement of their defence. So, create a simple attack with two lines of runners. Either attack on the “tackle line” with the 12 passing in or out to the players coming from behind. Against a quick defence, 10 passes deep to the second line. MORE

Clever reload move from a lineout to attack the...

in Attack, Tactics

Bring your quick winger into the game by hiding him at the back of a ruck and then unleashing him down the blindside. Run a play into the midfield from a scrum or lineout. Put your winger behind the ruck and then, as you go back blind, pass to him behind the forwards. The opposition winger will be marking too many options. MORE

Slow ball: Prepare for it then use it wisely

in Attack, Tactics

You must train for “slow ball” and need to know where it comes from to make sure players know what to do to get into the best positions possible. Your team then needs to have several slow ball tactics to regain momentum. Tom Billups, coach at University of California, Berkeley and former US Eagles coach,... MORE

Kicking tactics to pull defences out of position

in Attack, Tactics

Use our two simple tactics to pull defences one way and then kick the other to surprise them and give your chasers a good chance of gathering the kick unopposed. Defences have to gamble on what areas of the pitch they need to cover. They will shorten the odds by trying to read the movement of potential kickers. You can changes the odds in favour of the attacking side with these two tried and tested ploys. MORE

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