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Guard the Ruck - Organisation in Defence

High tempo defending and handling plan. Improve your rugby players' communication, organisation and line speed for a more solid backline

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4 players stand on the corners of a 5x5m grid, and one player in the middle (the piggy).

They play piggy in the middle until the whistle goes.On hearing the whistle:

  • The player with ball in hand is pillar aka 1. The rest of the players FOLD in and become 2,3,4 and 5 in the defenesive line.
  • Once they are set, they call hold hold and press off the line.

Coaching points

Players need to fold in, meaning they go from 1 to 5, they do not shift one another out.

Only after the basic fold is done do i suggest coaches to implement their own defensive strategies.

NB. that spacing grows the further players are from source (Ruck)

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