Rugby Drill Demonstration


Set up the practice as shown inside a 30m x 30m Grid.

6 Shields and 1 Ball.

Player 1 carries the ball before passing the ball to player 2 who bursts through the shields. Once through the other side, 2 passes to 3 and receives a return pass before bursting through the next set of shields

Once they are through the last two players with shields can move and try and block the runners. Player 2 has the option to pass to either player or go it alone.

Coaching points

Ensure all players are warmed up properly

Keep the ball safe in contact

Use shoulders to burst the shields, not your head

Quick passing between stances

Shield, passive resistance only then more as the players improve

Average rating

The Drill is often used with

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