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Activities for U8 players

Go-go forward - part 1

Go-Go Forward

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Play “Tackle Demons”, but introduce the rule that no pass can go forward. Divide the players into groups of four, of three attackers and one defender. The attackers have five goes to score a try. The attackers can only pass backwards, but can dodge the defender. The defender can either tag or touch... MORE

The shadow - part 1

The Shadow

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into groups of four. The groups jog around with the players following each other. They have to concentrate to avoid bumping into another group and into each other. The player at the front of each group holds a ball. The player behind is the “shadow”. You make a call of... MORE

Mayday! - part 1

Mayday!

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into teams of three attackers and three defenders. Space the defenders equally along the playing area. They can only move sideways to make tackles. The three attackers have a ball. They use passing (backwards only) and running skills to score. If the player with the ball is tackled, they call... MORE

Turnovers - part 1

Turnovers

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into teams of three. Start the teams from their try lines. Give a ball to the team you want to be the attackers first. The attackers aim to beat the defenders to score a try, using running, evasion and passing skills. The defence use tag or touch tackles to stop... MORE

Behind the lines - part 1

Behind the Lines

in Fun rugby games, Small-sided games

The Rules Divide the players into teams of five attackers and six defenders. Space pairs of defenders equally along the playing area. The defenders can only move sideways to make tackles. The attackers have a ball. They use passing (backwards only) and running skills to score. If the player with the ball is tackled, they... MORE

Runaround - part 1

Runaround

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The Rules Divide the players into four teams. To start, have two of the teams stand along the same side of the playing area. Give a ball to the team you want to be the attackers. On your signal, both teams run around a marker into the playing area. The attackers use running, evasion and... MORE

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