Rugby: React and Defend

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DESCRIPTION

Drill to test defenders reactions to situations.

Set up a 15m x 15m grid with 3 defenders (blue) and 4 attackers (red).

All start on the side with the green cones, and jog towards the side with the red cones, defenders about 5m infront of the attackers.

On the coaches call the defenders turn to defend and have to adjust to the attack.

COACHING POINTS

Encourage defenders to scan the attack in order to defend well.

Communication between defenders is crucial when they turn around.

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