Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Teams of 3 one team with ball.
  • Start with both teams on their own goal line.
    Team with ball attempts to score
    Defending team allowed 1 on 1 tackles.

    When tackled, both players get to feet and ball carrier restarts game with free pass.

    Knock on, forward pass, in touch all result in turnover ball and free pass
    Change attacking team after each score.

    Coaching points

    Ensure all players are properly warmed up.

    Ensure players have been coached in correct tackling methods.

    No rucking or mauling.

    Only 1v1 tackles allowed.

    Get to feet quickly to keep game flowing.

    Progression: Allow support player to pass ball out of tackle zone

    The Drill is often used with

    Prev Next
    Tackling practice Drill Thumbnail
    View this drill

    Tackling practice

    Shadowing - Follow the signs Drill Thumbnail
    View this drill

    Shadowing - Follow the signs

    Running side tackle Drill Thumbnail
    View this drill

    Running side tackle

    Tackle practiceTacklingRugby Drills Coaching