Rugby Drill Demonstration


Four players start to run across the grid passing the ball.

On reaching the far side the wide player gives the ball to the player on the other side who then comes back with the 2 middle players and the new wide player.

Coaching points

  • transfer the ball smoothly.
  • It is very important to stay square and not run across.
  • Put your outside foot forward (to the direction of the ball) so your first step after catching the ball can be straighter
  • Keep the hands inside shoulder width when catching the ball so you can determine the direction you're running in and not the ball.
  • The 2 players in the middle run up and down all the time it is only the wide players that keep changing.
  • The Drill is often used with

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