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Shadow Buster - part 1

Shadow Buster

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up a large playing square. Ask the players to pair up. In each pair, one player leads and the other follows (the “shadow”). The lead player has to lose their shadow. After several seconds call “STOP” and see who has managed to lose their shadow. Then swap the pairs around. Set Up... MORE

Turned to stone - part 1

Turned to Stone

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Chose about one in four players to be chasers (the “spooks”). Give each spook a ball. The spooks turn the rest of the players to “stone” by touching them with the ball on the chest or back. They cannot throw the ball and must hold it in two hands. If turned to stone,... MORE

Nevada Smith - part 1

Nevada Smith

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up two teams facing each other at opposite sides of the playing area (the “swamp”). One team is the “bandits”, the other team comprises “Nevada Smiths”. Give the “treasure” (a ball) to the first Nevada Smith, who must try and escape from the swamp, either through the side or the far end,... MORE

Cat & Mouse - part 1

Cat & Mouse

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into four teams, one team of “cats” and three teams of “mice”. Each mouse group takes it in turns. Set up the first mouse group on the corner diagonally opposite the scoring zone “home”, with the cats on another corner. Place one ball per mouse throughout the playing area. The... MORE

Zombie Chief - part 1

Zombie Chief

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Chose one (or two) player(s) to be the Zombie Chief(s). They stand in the middle of the playing area. Divide the rest of the players into four groups, with one group spread along each side of the playing area. On your signal, the players have to run through the playing area and get... MORE

The tomb - part 1

The Tomb

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules This game has a similar set up and challenges to “Nevada Smith”. However, it has the addition of a small square (the “tomb”) marked in the centre of the playing area (the “swamp”). Set up two teams facing each other at opposite sides of the playing area (the “swamp”). One team is the... MORE

Union jacks - part 1

Union Jacks

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Set up eight stations – one on each corner and one on the middle of each side of the playing area. Divide the players into eight groups, so there are three or four players at each station. Give a ball to one player in each group. On your command, the eight ball carriers... MORE

Action jacks - part 1

Action Jacks

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Start the players in the same positions as the “Union Jacks” game. This time, however, have each Jack to do three things as they move across the square: Throw and catch the ball. Touch the ball on the ground twice. Move the ball all-around their body. Instead of running to the group opposite,... MORE

Fast hands, racing legs - part 1

Fast Hands, Racing Legs

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into four equal groups and set up each group on one of the corners of the playing area. Give one player a ball to start the game. The players must pass the ball counter clockwise around the playing area. Once a player has passed the ball they follow it to... MORE

Star fighters - part 1

Star Fighters

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players (the “star fighters”) into three teams. Distinguish between the teams with a different coloured bib or band. Give a ball to two of the teams. Each team has to make as many passes as possible without losing the ball (the “comet”). Any player can intercept a comet. However, players cannot... MORE



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