Practice Category

Rugby Scrum Drills

A scrum involves eight players from each side locking heads with the opposition. It is a way of restarting play after the ball has gone out to touch, been knocked on, a forward pass has been made or play is too dangerous to continue.

The scrum videos and drills below will develop your players' basic scrummage know how, binding ability and ball striking ability. The 1v1, 3v3, 3 person, 5 person and 6v6 scrum drills will ensure your forwards know the correct technique for engaging, front row binding and striking when the ball is fed into the scrum.

A scrum involves a team's forwards binding together in a 3-4-1 formation: the hooker, two props, two second rows, two flankers and the number eight. The scrum is formed at the place where the infringement occurred and must take place at least 10m from the touch or goal lines. The team which did not commit the offence has the advantage of having the loosehead put in the ball to the scrum.