Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Tell them the following......
  1. Each attack will be up and down, up the left and down the right side of the cones.
  2. Eack attack will see the ball move down the line once.
  3. Run out to far cone and back - 1/2 pace - no forward passes.
  4. Run out to third cone and back - jog - 3/4 pace back.
  5. Run out to second cone and back - fast out - fast back.
  6. Off-load the ball to the next attacking line - they do the same.
  7. That's it, get working.
  • Refer to the coaching points in order to help your players improve.

Coaching points

Don't feel that your need to focus on all of the following coaching points. Choose the points that take into account your players ability, and your own training and session goals.

  • Receivers hands should be out in order to present a target.
  • The ball carriers passing hand should be just over half way down the ball.
  • The elbow on the passing arm should be raised.
  • Their fingers should be spread wide, with their hand facing downward. just under the ball.
  • Their thumb can be facing the target.
  • The nose of the ball faces the target, with the nose/point of the ball facing up slightly up.
  • The pass is executed by the passer raising their passing hand towards the target drawing the pass across the body, drawing their hand up and across the ball to create the spin, with the ball rolling off the tips of the fingers.
  • The opposite hand is the supporting hand.
  • The ball passing hand follows through with the ball, finishing in the direction of the receiver.
  • All this said, players may decide that a pin pass is not needed.
  • Use the correct size of ball for the age group.
  • Don't increase the distance or speed of the pass until players can consistently execute a steady pass over a shorter distance.
  • Make sure that players develop their ability to spin off both hands.
  • The receivers hands should be out, and they should be calling for the ball.
  • Players vary their attacking foot speed.
  • Attacker communicate in order to highlight.....
  • The pace of the attack, the distance between attackers, the location of the receiver, the type of pass required etc.
  • Attackers come onto the ball at pace.
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