Rugby Drill Demonstration

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Pre Season: Contact Conditioning and Skills

As the start of the season nears, continue to build your players resilience to contact and ensure they?re up to speed with their physical conditioning with this demanding session.

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Coaching the Blitz Defence

Develop the aggressive Blitz defending style in you game and don’t let the opposition get comfortable on the ball with this session.

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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.

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  1. Seated on floor, feet touching, knees bent, join hands and pull one another forwards and backwards to loosen up lower back.
  2. Same position hands joined, rotate upper body from left to right in an upright seated position to stretch lower back and warm up obliques.
  3. Standing, facing one another each both players place 1 hand on the other players' shoulder, swinging legs in a pendulum motion to stretch the hamstrings (see video below).
  4. Same position but now swing leg diagonally across to stretch groin and glutes (see video below).
  5. Both players do 10 push ups taking at least 5 seconds to complete 1 push up, to warm up and stretch chest and back.
  6. Swing the arms in a circular motion to loosen up shoulders and warm up the arms.
  7. Pick up one another in a tackling technique and take 2 steps with player on your shoulder, then put down softly and slowly. Make sure to pick up with both legs and shoulders (same leg same shoulder)
  8. One player leans forward, the other places his hand on his shoulders, and resists while the player leaning works his way forward using leg power.
  9. Back to back, one player resists with the legs and the other pushes, resist 60% so that the player can keep moving forward.
  10. 1 vs 1 scrummaging with a max effort of about 50%

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10 different warm ups players can complete in pairs.

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