Rugby: M1 (13 MISSED, 14 POP OUTSIDE TO 15)

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  1. See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
  2. 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
  3. 10 passing to 12, 12 is moving forward.
  4. 13 presses up fast, overrunning the ball, but only just.
  5. 14 presses up, closing in, and cutting the space between them and 12.
  6. 12 throws a miss-pass to 14.
  7. Be careful of an interception.
  8. 14 runs forward taking the ball at pace.
  9. 15 runs forward proving outside support to 14.
  10. 14 makes an outside pass to 15.


  • Think about what could happen if the move needs to be cancelled, what will happen following the move if we pass the gain line and if we are stopped at the gain line.
  • Keep in mind the diagram is not to scale, so move your players around and build the move around their skillset.
  • Run this unopposed, before adding pressure.
  • Run this move with pressure as the team gets better.
  • Execute as close to the defensive line as possible, but beware of interceptions.
  • Think about where you will use with move on the pitch.
  • Think about using cones to mark out starting and target points.
  • Allow players to cancel, but if they do cancel, what are their options?
  • Players heads need to be up, a move should be a fluid attacking strategy.
  • Think about player foot-speed, do the players need to be running flat out all the time?



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Realignment & Depth - 5 v 4

The realignment and depth hands drill is a quick drill to focus the players in sharpening their alignment and depth before a session. You can spend as long or as short on this drill as you need. The aim of the drill is to develop the speed at which players realign themselves, to support their early hand-catch, quick and accurate transfer of the ball to a support player. Set a 5 cones 1.5 meter apart in straight line. This will mark where the players will start the drill from Set 4 cones at a diagonal in line with the starting cones from one edge. This will be the cones that the defending players need to retreat to before coming up to pressure the attacking players. The first attacking player needs to step back 1 meter and will receive the ball from the first defending player who has also stepped back 1 meter to his designated cone Divide the group into 4 attacking player and 5 defending players, there should be a free attacking player The ball starts with the defending player On the coaches call, all defending players need to work back to their designated cone and then come forward in a straight line to their opposite attacking player The attacking players set their own depth to ensure they have time to catch and pass effectively On the coaches call, the first defending player will move back to their cone, once they get to the cone they pass the ball to the first attacking player, and then the first defending player tries to put pressure on the first attacking player The attacking players try to get the ball to the 5th player without being ‘touched’ by a defending player

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