Rugby: Attack/Defend

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Tell your players the following......

  1. Players will standing at the midway point of the playing area.
  2. Tell each team which direction they are playing.
  3. Set the ball on the ground in front of the players.
  4. If you call 1 then team one is in attack and they should pick the ball up, if you should 2 then team 2 is in attack and they should pick the ball up.
  5. The non attacking team is in defence.
  6. Normal rules of sevens apply.
  7. However, before each team can start their attack/defence, they must all run to their own try line and back.
  8. When the attack is over, all players return to the midway point to start again.
  9. That's it, lets play!
  • Make sure that you give both teams a chance to attack and defend.

COACHING POINTS

  • Defenders work as a line, closing space quickly but with consideration to rapid changes in attacking patterns.
  • Ball carriers look to move the ball to space.
  • Ball carriers in contact should look to off-load the ball in order to keep the ball alive.
  • Attackers move the ball away from traffic and into space.
  • Communication is at the heart of the attack and defence.

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