There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the Scrum-half, Fly-half, two wings, inside and outside centres, and the full back.

The 100+ backs moves drills below require a level of speed, agility and evasiveness. Another requirement of a good back is someone who is able to give feedback to the playmaker or director of the backline and create effective attacks and moves.

Use the backline plays below to boost your players' ability to draw defenders out of position, attack space at pace, and communicate on the field to create weaknesses in opposition's defence. The backs moves include how to make dummy runs, join the line, and highlight how a backline should operate.

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ALPHA 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward,...

Connaught Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence...

D1 - Dummy Loop Use the diagram in order to think about the...

4 vs 3 team shapes/backs moves attacking drill Drill to practice team shapes or backs moves against...

Backs move - Rangi Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

Backs move: DSM (Dummy Switch Miss) - 1st reciver runs a dummy switch with the 12. -...

BacksMove - Slice - Essentially 12+13 swap places. - This will...

Blindside Wing Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11...

Choose the hole 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 with 15 running a support...

Dummy Switch Behind (DSB) 10 advances with the ball, running slightly...

ENTER 1 Use the diagram to help with players starter...

ENTER 2 Use the diagram as suggested starting positions,...

ENTER 3 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the...

ENTER 4 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the...

Join the Line 9 10 12 miss 13 to 15 and 14 ...

Leinster Use the diagram as a starting point for players. ...

LOOP MOVE (SIMPLE) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

LOOP MOVE - M1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 OVER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 POP INSIDE TO 15) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 POP OUTSIDE TO 15) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 UNDER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (LOOPER) Attacking Wide See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (OVER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (POP INSIDE 15) See the diagram for starting positions. ...

M1 (POP OUSIDE 15) See the diagram for starting positions. ...

M1 (UNDER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 12 OVER See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 12 UNDER Note the starting positions of players for...

M1 Simple See the diagram for the starting positions. ...

MAX 1 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 2 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 3 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 4 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

Miss 2 - Fast Wing Ball 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 running...

Miss 2 and Overlap Working on basic hands this play sees your line...

Miss one/ Dummy Run 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 also...

MUNSTER See the diagram for the suggested starting...

Overline with 2 Dummy Runners 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -over line- with 15...

Passing Grid Set up a grid of about 10 x 10 Aim...

Passing Grid Progressions Start out with a grid of 10 x 10 Passing...

PRO 1 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

PRO 2 10 moves forward carrying the ball. 12...

RANGI (VERSION 1) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

RANGI (VERSION 2) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

RANGI (VERSION 3) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

React to space and attack 5 players start on a straight line of cones about...

Running an overline You see this a lot on TV, where centres overrun...

Simple Back Line Simple demonstration of a standard back line 9...

STATIC 1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

STATIC 2 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

STATIC 3 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

SWITCH 1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

SWITCH 2 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

Two Dummy Runners 9 10 12 13 14 with 15 running a dummy underlin...

ULSTER Use the diagram as a starting point for players. ...

Connaught Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence...

D1 - Dummy Loop Use the diagram in order to think about the...

4 vs 3 team shapes/backs moves attacking drill Drill to practice team shapes or backs moves against...

Backs move - Rangi Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

Backs move: DSM (Dummy Switch Miss) - 1st reciver runs a dummy switch with the 12. -...

BacksMove - Slice - Essentially 12+13 swap places. - This will...

Blindside Wing Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11...

Choose the hole 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 with 15 running a support...

Dummy Switch Behind (DSB) 10 advances with the ball, running slightly...

ENTER 1 Use the diagram to help with players starter...

ENTER 2 Use the diagram as suggested starting positions,...

ENTER 3 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the...

ENTER 4 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the...

Join the Line 9 10 12 miss 13 to 15 and 14 ...

Leinster Use the diagram as a starting point for players. ...

LOOP MOVE (SIMPLE) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

LOOP MOVE - M1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 OVER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 POP INSIDE TO 15) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 POP OUTSIDE TO 15) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (13 MISSED, 14 UNDER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (LOOPER) Attacking Wide See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (OVER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 (POP INSIDE 15) See the diagram for starting positions. ...

M1 (POP OUSIDE 15) See the diagram for starting positions. ...

M1 (UNDER) See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 12 OVER See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

M1 12 UNDER Note the starting positions of players for...

M1 Simple See the diagram for the starting positions. ...

MAX 1 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 2 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 3 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

MAX 4 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

Miss 2 - Fast Wing Ball 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 running...

Miss 2 and Overlap Working on basic hands this play sees your line...

Miss one/ Dummy Run 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 also...

MUNSTER See the diagram for the suggested starting...

Overline with 2 Dummy Runners 9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -over line- with 15...

Passing Grid Set up a grid of about 10 x 10 Aim...

Passing Grid Progressions Start out with a grid of 10 x 10 Passing...

PRO 1 See the diagram for the suggested starting...

PRO 2 10 moves forward carrying the ball. 12...

RANGI (VERSION 1) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

RANGI (VERSION 2) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

RANGI (VERSION 3) Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting...

React to space and attack 5 players start on a straight line of cones about...

Running an overline You see this a lot on TV, where centres overrun...

Simple Back Line Simple demonstration of a standard back line 9...

STATIC 1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

STATIC 2 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

STATIC 3 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

SWITCH 1 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

SWITCH 2 See the diagram for suggested starting positions. ...

Two Dummy Runners 9 10 12 13 14 with 15 running a dummy underlin...

ULSTER Use the diagram as a starting point for players. ...

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