Rugby Drill Demonstration


Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player from the player that they are marking.

The offence will attempt to pass the ball across the line at speed.

Defenders will move up to stop them but do not tackle, simply press. This teachers the attackers to pass under pressure, as they try to pass across the line without making any mistakes.


Move the attackers back approximately five metres and place cones in their original positions.

Now have players running onto passes and meeting the pass just before the cones, still being put under pressure by defenders.

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