Rugby Drill Demonstration

Related Plans

Prev Prev
Coaching the Drift Defence Session Thumbnail
Coaching the Drift Defence

Get your players thinking their way through this session, focussing on Drift Defence when the opposition have an overlap on the outside.

Preview Plan


Starting with their backs to one another, two players stand 5 metres apart and run off in opposite directions along one side of the 20 metre grid.

At the corners of square each player cuts back into the grid and the player with the ball attempts to score by running with the ball into the far corner. The blue player's objective is to tackle them and prevent them from scoring.

Coaching points

After 5 minutes change the roles around.

Tackling points:

Tackler approaches at speed and reduces their as they close in to tackle.

They keep their head up with a slightly crouched body angle as they engage their shoulder below the other player's hip and place head behind their bum.

After tackling they quickly return to their feet as practice for a game situation where they might have to compete for the ball again.

Average rating

The Drill is often used with

Prev Next
Crouch Tackle Drill Thumbnail
View this drill

Crouch Tackle

Shadowing - Follow the signs Drill Thumbnail
View this drill

Shadowing - Follow the signs

Tackle Approach Drill Thumbnail
View this drill

Tackle Approach

Running side tackleTacklingRugby Drills Coaching