How hard do you work your team on the...

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The first two principles of attacking rugby are: Gain possession Go forward The third principle is Support. That means plenty of different things, depending on the relationship of the supporting player to the ball carrier. And then, the relationship of the ball carrier to the defence. MORE

Scrum session ideas to keep training fresh

in Rugby drills

Keep your scrummaging sessions fresh so your forwards are engaged and challenged. Focus on the basics, and also what happens next. Scrums don’t just happen in isolation, so the more you can mix up dynamic scrummaging activities with post-scrum exercises, the better. First, warm up with a Body profiling game. It will give you a... MORE

Passing detail into game-like scenarios

in Email Newsletters, Passing & Handling, Rugby drills

How often do you ask your players why they pass? Or why they might use a particular type of pass? You don't need to ask them though. You can create situations to test them to try out different methods, and work out why from there. Essentially, they should pass if it gives the ball to a player in a better position to go forward or retain possession. MORE

Four fun games for mini tag (and older players...

in Email Newsletters, Mini tag, Small-sided games

Need to inject some new ideas in training. Sometimes the old games have run their course. Well, for the time being anyway. Here are some fun games which are quick to set-up and, with few rules, give the players new challenges. Though they are primarily aimed at mini-tag, you can easily adapt them for older players. I think you find the energy generated quite uplifting. 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

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