Practice Category

Rugby Defensive Patterns Drills

Defensive patterns are the positions your players take up when stopping opposition attacks.

By developing your players knowledge of defensive patterns - including the rift, swimming, flat and structure - they will be more confident in defence, organised on the pitch and more successful at stopping opposition attacks.

Use these defensive pattern drills and videos below, including the 3v2 attack and defend game scenarios, to ensure your players have the skill, ability and knowledge to block any attack.