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Decision making Drills

Decision making determines what pass, run or tackle your player makes on the field. Making the right decision can be the difference between a try bein...

Practices for Juniors

The junior videos and drills are designed to introduce and teach youth players to the correct techniques and skills they will in rugby, in a safe and ...

Sevens Drills

The Sevens drills below to sharpen your players' rugby skills such as quick hands, speed evasion and passing under pressure before moving on to develo...

Drills

3 Man Pass

4 cones in a square area.

7 players.

2 players on cone A & B with 1 player (the worker) in between the cones, and 1 player each o...

3 on 2 Attack and Defence Drill

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

3 on 2 Attack and Defence Drill

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

3 on 2 Attack and Defence Drill

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

3 Times A Charm

Tell your players the following......

  1. On the 4 players side, they will go 2 at a time in attack - the balls should be with these playe...

5 vs 5

Pitch 20m x 20m. All players wearing tag belts

Start the game with a free pass, defenders must be 7m back at the start

Attacking play...

7 v 3

  • Groups of ten
  • One ball per group
  • Defenders equidistant, can only move forwards and backwards
  • Attackers bunched to start
  • 7's Colour Touch

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. The attack will remain in attack for 5 minutes, you'll then switch over.
    2. Normal rules of...

    7's Fitness Handling

    Tell them the following......

    1. The ball carrier will run forward with the ball, their partner will go with them in support.
    2. Th...

    7v7 Touch

    Tell your players the following...

    1. We are playing 7's, normal rules apply - except this is touch.
    2. Upon getting touched a play...

    8 vs 3 Game

    8 players are lined up just outside the 22 metre line, with 3 defenders starting under the posts with the ball.

    One of the defenders kicks ...

    Beating the ball and rucking

    • Decision-making in contact.
    • The aim is to get the ball carrier beyond the tackler and the support of players making decisions...

    Behind The Posts

    Tell your players the following.......

    1. One team of 7 will be in attack, the attack should start behind the 22 meter line and they will...

    Channels

    1) Run down channels 1/2 / 3/4 pace.
    2) No forward passes.
    3) Use 6 balls / 6 runners at the same time.


    Variation
    1) Speed...

    Continuous 3 vs 2

    Set up a grid roughly 7m x 5m with three lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for a...

    Defense vs attack drill

    • The aim is to the defensive situation to keep changing the defence gets used to drifting or pressing.
    • The aim of the attack i...

    Defense, drift and blitz

    • Excellent drill to put defenders in game situations and having to make decisions.
    • Defenders go from defending one side into t...

    Double Gauntlet

    Mark an area 15m wide and 20m long.

    3 Attackers vs 2 Defence vs 2 Defence

    Have the 2 lines of 2 Defenders 5-7m apart

    Fast And Pressured

    Tell your players the following......

    1. There will be one runner.
    2. 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

    Fast And Pressured

    Tell your players the following......

    1. There will be one runner.
    2. 1 player, static, on each cone. 4 players on the cones in tot...

    Fast Up - Play

    Tell your players the following......

    1. This game is to be played at pace.
    2. It is contact and normal rules of 7's apply, only di...

    Five In, Two Out Touch

    Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your players the following.......

    1. This is touch 7's, other than that - normal rules of 7'...

    Four In, Three Out Touch

    Give the ball to the attacking team and tell your players the following.......

    1. This is touch 7's, other than that - normal rules of 7'...

    Hands up / Hands Down

    • Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.
    • After a minute or two, lets swit...

    Left Out

    • The players behind start running around the circle in a clockwise direction.
    • When the coach shouts ATTACK, each player must get back...

    Loaded Sevens: Touch

    Tell your players the following......

    1. The team with 7 players will be in attack for the first half.
    2. Normal 7 rules apply.

    Maul Rip in a circle

    This is good for upper body strength.

  • 5 or 6 defenders, 1 ball, 2 attackers
  • Defenders must stand in a circle about 2 metres a...

    Maul Rip in a circle

    This is good for upper body strength.

  • 5 or 6 defenders, 1 ball, 2 attackers
  • Defenders must stand in a circle about 2 metres a...

    Passing Race

    • Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
    • The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
    • They should m...

    Passing Race

    • Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
    • The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
    • They should m...

    Passing to Support

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. One the call of the scrum half, the 3 attackers turn, round the cone and attack.

    Presenting The Ball In A Circle

    A circle must be set up for player/coach to walk around. The players must be in pairs with one been the attacker and the other the defender. Both p...

    Presenting the Ball Using Tackle Bags

    Good for younger rugby players to learn how to go into contact and set up the ball at pace, you can use it as a competition between the team with a...

    Quick Passing To Space

    Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

    1. One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
    2. They sim...

    Quick Passing To Space

    Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

    1. One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
    2. They sim...

    Ruck Organisation and press

    5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

    Ruck Organisation and press

    5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

    Seven v Three

    Tell the players the following.......

    1. The 7 attackers, will always be in attack.
    2. The 3 defenders will always be in defence.

    Simple Passing Exercise

    • Tell your players the follow.....
    1. The first two players at each coach will advance, attacking the cone to their left, in ...

    The Team Run

    • Use half or a full pitch for this exercise.
    • A full team of 7 will run unopposed.
    • Players should use this as a rehearsal of ...

    Touch The Runner

    • Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

    Touch The Runner

    • Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

    Turn-Over Game

    Tell the players the following......

    1. We are going to play a game, the 7 defenders will stay in defence throughout, and the 5 attacking...

    Up and Down

    • Tell them the following......
    1. Each attack will be up and down, up the left and down the right side of the cones.

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    Quick Ruck for Quick Ball

    Quick rucking that produces quick ball is the first step towards a dangerous attacking side. Use this session to get your team rucking quickly, effici...

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