Rugby: Waterfall Attack

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DESCRIPTION

The drill starts with 2 attackers in blue, standing behind one another, 5m from the 1st defender/attacker in red.

  1. The blue players attacks the red defender, once they pass him the defender/attacker joins the attacking team in one motion - therefore 2 players will be ahead with 1 backup supporter creating a 3v2 situation.

  2. The 3 attackers now attack the 2 red defenders.

  3. Once the attackers beat the 2 red defenders the two defenders also join the attack to make it a 5v3.

The 3 defenders at the end stay on. The 2 attackers, 2 defenders and 1 defender must be replaced by new player to keep the drill continuous and stimulating

COACHING POINTS

  • Attack with pace and keep the ball in 2 hands
  • Keep the tempo of the drill high
  • Make sure the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defending lines are well spaced
  • Players must play to attack space
  • Use mismatch to create space for themselves or to draw defenders and make space for support

Notes:

Players need to learn how to read different situations on the field. For them to apply the technique of passing under pressure is the true practise of a skill. The players need not only pass well, but they must be able to time their pass, this coupled with a good running line or sidestep is the result of a skillful attacking player.

It is nice to finish a session with a live game such as this, where the emphasis must still be on passing.

This game can be progressed to contact.

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