Rugby Drill Demonstration

Description

Drill to practice decision making.

Set up a grid 10m wide and 35m long with cones at the start (yellow), 5m (orange), 15m (blue), 30m (red) and 35m (green).

Have 2 defenders with pads at 5m, one defender at 15m, one defender at 30m and one 'full back' defender behind the try line.

3 attackers start with the ball at the start line (yellow). The ball carrier attempts to break through the two padmen at 5m (orange) who can only move laterally. The ball carrier should try and offload once through the padmen.

Once the attack beat the padmen D1 (blue) can cover across to defend, but he can only move laterally between the cones. The attack pass the ball to a support player to beat the defender.

Once D1 is beaten D2 may cover across to defend, but can only move laterally between the red cones. The attack pass the ball to a support player to beat the defender.

Once D2 is beaten D3 can come forward to defend and pressure the attack to try to stop the attack from scoring. D3 cannot leave his line until the attack have made a pass to beat D2.

Defensive players sprint outside the grid to the try line once they have been beaten.

The defender should commit to tackle one attacker.

 

PROGRESSION:

Start with defenders making a two-handed touch and then progress to D1, D2, and D3 making a full tackle

D3 tries to stop the attack scoring a try by "holding up" the ball carrier

Coaching points

Moving defenders through footwork and running angles.

Passing/offloading to supporting players.

Tackling technique from side ensuring that the tackler's head is on the correct side.

Tackling technique front on ensuring that the tackler's head is on the correct side.

Tackling technique to stop a try by trying to going forward off the line and trying to keep the ball off the ground.

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Drill tags: attackers, decision making, defence, passing, tackle

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