Rugby Drill Demonstration


The player with the ball keeps it secured under one of his arms. The opposition player then works hard for ten seconds, trying to reach and get the ball from the opponent, who is holding onto the front of their shirt with a strong arm.

Coaching points

Your players decide which arm they wish to use to fend off their opponent, whilst you should be encouraging the defender to try their hardest continously to reach the ball. 

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Drill tags: fend, handling, rugby

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