Rugby: Attack Vs Defence Continuous Drill 4v2

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DESCRIPTION

  • Set a cone 2 meters from the defensive line. This will mark where the ball will passed from (feed) preferably from a scrum half.
  • Set a cone 0.5 meters each side from the mid point of the passing cone to simulate the sides of the ruck.
  • Set a cone a cone 5 meters from the ruck on the defensive line. 
  • 4 players start as attackers
  • 3 defenders start on their stomaches on the other side of the defensive cone (ruck) and 1 player on the defensive cone 5 metres from the ruck
  • The player on the 5 meter cone (defence) starts the drill by shouting ‘FOLD’ (or whatever call your team may use).
  • Defenders on their stomachs get up and fold around the ruck to take up a defence position. Players fold wide first, and ensure that 2 players are close to the ruck (Guard and Body Guard).
  • The player on the defensive cone bounces out (takes space in the defence line), the first player who folds takes up a position on the 5 meter defence cone (or inside the first attacking player)
  • Once the defence line is set the scrum half can pass the ball.
  • The attackers work to beat the defence, setting up a 'tip' (running a hard line) and 'pull back' option. They should read the defensive movements and make a decision to hit the tip option or pull out the back



COACHING POINTS


  • Work to isolated instances to execute 4v2 and 5v3 successfully
  • Develop the scanning, organisation and execution skills of the attacking players.
  • Defensively we are trying to develop scanning and organisation and imbed defence principles.
  • Encourage players to look up (scan), notice ques (angle of hips) in the defenders and then make a pass selection
  • 1st receiver - fixes and interests the 1st defender and the tip runner tries to hold his opposite player (2nd defender)
  • Staying square in attack and read what the defence is doing, this will inform their pass selection.
  • Support player - tip option needs to hold the 2nd defender by running an unders or overs line


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