Drills

All In Touch

category: Warm-Up

Rugby All In Touch Warm Up The following are the laws for this game: Equal number of defenders and attackers. Use bibs to identify both teams. Normal...

It'S All Rip And Roll To Me!

category: Warm-Up

Rugby It's All Rip and Roll To Me! Warm Up You may consider these two points when looking to challenge or build confidence. Keep your player briefing...

Channel Ball

category: Tackling

Set-up a field approximately 10m wide and 15 m long. Place all the rugby balls at one end. Split the players into 2 teams and send them to opposite e...

10 Pass Game

category: Warm-Up

  • 2 teams
  • Bibs
  • Balls

one team musttry and complete 10 passes in a small grid.

Whne pla...

1V1 Evasion

category: Agility-Running-Skills

2 players start on opposite end of a 5x5m block

  1. On the whistle they run down the line, turn the corner,
  2. The player with the b...

2 V 1

category: Passing

  1. This is a simple 2 v 1.
  2. The two players have to get past the one defender without being touched, that's it.
  3. The defender wi...

2 Vs 2 Linebreak Scenario

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Here we are re-creating a 2 vs 2 scenario which we might find on the field. The aim is to put players under the same conditions which they would po...

2V2 Tackle And Clear Out

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

  • 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
  • Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
  • The coach stands opposi...

2V2 Tackle And Clear Out

category: Tackling

  • 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
  • Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
  • The coach stands opposi...

3 'V' 2

category: Passing

  1. This is a simple 3 v 2.
  2. The three attackers have to get past the two defenders without being touched, that's it.
  3. The defend...

3 Second Touch - Touch Rugby Variation

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the follow...

3 Touch Kick

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

4V3 Passing Channel

category: Passing

  • This is a 4 v 3 overload drill in favour of the attackers
  • The area is set out, with four attackers spread out across the back line, th...

5 Vs 5 Touch Rugby

category: Match-Related

  • Touch Rugby in teams of 5
  • 3 Touches and change possession.
  • When a player with the ball is touched, tackler stays in passive contact...

    A Cheeky Little Number

    category: Passing

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

    1. Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

    A Cheeky Little Number

    category: Sevens

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

    1. Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

    Agility Slalom

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    The first player runs around the red cone and back down to the start of the slalom. There the player zig-zags up the slalom, then back down before ...

    Attack The Space

    category: Tag-Rugby

    The pitch is divided into two halves

    The defenders must start at opposite corners of the pitch

    The attacker must have at least one pl...

    Attack/Defend

    Tell your players the following......

    1. Players will standing at the midway point of the playing area.
    2. Tell each team which dir...

    Attacking Kick On The Move

    category: Kicking

    Practice short kicks while attacking forward (not standing still).

    The attackers are aiming to land their kick in the target area (yellow con...

    Attacking Skills Version 2

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following......

    1. Players will attack in teams of 3, each attacking unit will have their own ball.
    2. At the...

    Ball Presentation On Tackle

    category: Ball-Presentation

    When tackled go to ground in a safe controlled manner Ball in two hands Do not put hands or elbows out Hit the ground in the order; knees, hips, shoul...

    Ball Presentation On Tackle Pop

    category: Ball-Presentation

    • Groups of 3.
    • Ball

    One player performs a tackle on his knees.

    The ball carrier works to manage the contact are...

    Ball Tag

    category: Warm-Up

    Make sure that you have your warm-up area marked out before your players arrive, it's important that you get them working right away.

    • ...

    Box Agility Running

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Players line up in two groups on the first cone. On GO, the first players side step to the second cone, go around it and run backwards to cone thr...

    Building The Contact 2

    category: Contact-Skills

    Setup:

    Set up with 4 players with pads, and four players facing them about five metres away. There should be enough space between the...

    Building The Contact

    category: Contact-Skills

    Setup:

    Set up with 4 players with pads, and four players facing them about five metres away. There should be enough space between the...

    Building The Pass Out Of The Tackle

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following......

    1. One player will be a ball carrier.
    2. The player directly opposite will make a half tackle...

    Building The Ruck - One Step At A Time

    category: Ruck

    Have 3 or more pad holders, this depends on how many rucking units you wish to have and how many players you have at training - but work hard to ke...

    Building The Switch Pass

    category: Passing

    Keep your player briefing short and tell your players the following....

    1. 3 attackers line up on the first three cones, the rest fall in...

    Bulldog On Knees

    category: Tackling

    Simple game for teaching tackling when on your knees.

    Starting with initially two tacklers and the rest as attackers, players must try to go...

    Catching And Kicking Tennis

    category: Kicking

    Drill to practice kicking accuracy and contesting the ball in the air.

    Split the players into two even teams with different coloured bibs (re...

    Chain Reaction - Progression

    category: Tag-Rugby

  • 2 x Adjacent 20m x 10m channels
  • In the first channel, players pass the ball across the line in a chain. After the first pass, the player t...

    Chain Reaction

    category: Tag-Rugby

  • Divide the 20m x 20m grid in half. 1 Ball per group
  • Players 1 starts standing with the ball. Player 2 starts on one knee. Player 3 starts o...

    Channels

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    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...

    Clapping Game

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following.

    1. Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.

    Clear Out And Jackal Work

    category: Contact-Skills

    • Ball
    • Tackle Suits

    Players around the outside pass the ball around with eachtoher until coach blows his whistle...

    Clear Out And Jackal Work

    category: Ruck-Clear-Out

    • Ball
    • Tackle Suits

    Players around the outside pass the ball around with eachtoher until coach blows his whistle...

    Compete

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. The players on the bags will squeeze the bags together to make removal of the ball hard but not i...

    Contest Line Outs

    category: Lineout

    One player throws the ball in to 5 players standing side by side. One player to stand in the scrum half position so as to be ready to receive a pas...

    Decision Making Box

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following......

    1. The ball carrier runs across the grid with the ball.
    2. The opposite player becomes the de...

    Defender - Round And Realign

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following......

    1. There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
    2. Each group wi...

    Diamond Geezer

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

    Diamond Geezer

    category: Warm-Up

    In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

    Double Tackle Technique

    category: Tackling

    • Groups of 6.
    • Tackle Suits.
    • Ball

    1. 1 v 2 - Shoulders on

    1 attacker must run in ...

    Double Trouble

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. The first attacking until enters through the top of the first channel, the defender there can the...

    Driving Maul

    category: Maul

    3 attackers against two defenders with contact pads.

    Ball carrier takes ball into contact turning before hitting pads and presenting the ball...

    Escape To Victory

    category: Warm-Up

    • Within each group of 10, there should be 4 attackers and 6 defenders.
    • The defenders should be in the outer grid and the attackers wi...

    Fan Out And Pass

    category: Passing

    Keep your player briefing, brief! You may decide to have a demonstration grid.

    • On your call, all players fan out to receive a pass.

    Fast Feet Drill

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    The ball carrier from each end runs out and has to side step left and right through the cones to the end where the ball is passed to the next playe...

    Fast Feet Drill

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    The ball carrier from each team runs out to the cone and runs backwards on the return before passing to the next player

    First team to get all...

    Fast Footwork

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

  • Setup as shown.
  • 2 groups with one ball per group.
  • The first players in each group sprint to the second blue cone then quickly back ...

    Fast Up

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. One player will be the bag man, they will put the bags that have been hit back up again.

    Figure Of 8 Between The Legs.

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

  • Knees slightly bent and feet
    apart.
  • Handle the ball in between the legs in a figure of 8.

  • Find The Gap Grubber

    category: Kicking

    Drill to practice grubber kicking (a kick that bounces along the ground, bouncing no more than 1m away from the kicker) to a team mate to score.

    Find The Space

    category: Handling

    Players run in any direction in the grid trying to avoid contact by running into space. When the teacher calls stop, all players must be at least ...

    Find The Space

    category: Tag-Rugby

    Make one large 20m x 20m grid.

    Players work individually and must run in any direction in the grid, trying to avoid contact by running into ...

    Floor/ Seal/ Clear/ Pick

    category: Ball-Presentation

    In groups of 4 inside the grid with 1 ball per group.

    Players should pass the ball around the group with small pops.

    On the coach's w...

    Follow The Leader

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    6 players and 1 ball in a coned area.

    Player A leads with the ball, and the other 5 players follow.

    Player A runs and changes directi...

    Footwork And Handoff

    category: School

    • Vital skills to beat a defender and get the football.
    • Ball is needed. Players must do it at full speed. Key players low and t...

    Front On Pendulum Passing

    category: Passing

    2 players face one another and stand about 5m apart. The ball is cupped in one hand (not gripped).

    The player with the ball swings the ball ...

    Full Back'S Drill

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Alternate between players starting with a standing start, with the ball in hand, or from catching a high ball.

    After this the player should j...

    Going To Ground And Rucking

    category: Ruck

    Two players from the same side run with the ball towards a single defender. When the ball carrier is in front of the defender they should go to the...

    Grids Part 5

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Put a number of cones in the grid.
    Players have to swerve round them / sidestep them / go to left and right of them.

    Put two more ball in w...

    Handling - The Well Weighted Pass

    category: Handling

    Players line up on the left hand side of each gate and they start in a line, 5m down from the first gate.

    • The player on the left start...

    Handling Crossover

    category: Handling

    On GO, the ball carrier sprint across the grid with ball in two hands and pass to front player of opposite group.

    Handling Warm Up Drill

    category: Handling

    1) Run outside cone with ball (either side) and on to other group.

    2) First three people in each group with a ball - six people on the move....

    Hands Up / Hands Down

    category: Passing

    • 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...

    Heads Up Passing

    category: Passing

    Tell the players the following:

      • Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player at the start of one of the lines a b...

    Individual Ball Carrying 1.

    category: Passing

    Carry the ball in a high position and try to engage the defender.

    Make sure there is lots of foot work and active ball movement all the time...

    Individual Ball Carrying 2.

    category: Passing

    Carry the ball in a high position and try to engage the defender.

    When players reach the cones at the end they will have to pass to the coac...

    Individual Ball Carrying 3.

    category: Passing

    Carry the ball in a high position and try to engage the defender.

    When players reach the cones at the end they will have to pass to the co...

    Individual Skills

    category: Handling

  • Move the ball in a figure of 8 round your legs
  • Pass the ball round your back. Who can pass the ball around their back 5 times the fastest ...

  • Join The Attack: 2V1 - 3V2 - 5V4

    category: Warm-Up

    • With a group of nine, tell two of them they are attackers - for now. The rest will be in defence.
    • Allocate your defenders within the...

    Keep The Ball Game

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following:

    1. One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
    2. The attackers ...

    Keep The Ball Game

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following:

    1. One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
    2. The attackers ...

    Kick And Catch To Self

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    1 player with a ball.

    Player kicks the ball in the air and catches.

    Continue working the drill for 2 minutes.

    Player to count ...

    Kick Support And Pass

    category: Handling

    1 player in a group of players kicks the ball into the air for the single player to catch the ball all player have to run and support the catcher a...

    Kick Support And Pass

    category: Kicking

    1 player in a group of players kicks the ball into the air for the single player to catch the ball all player have to run and support the catcher a...

    Kick Support Game

    category: Catching

    2 teams, 1 ball with 2 grids diagonally across from each other.

    Each team is made out of 3 pairs and one float support player.

    Each p...

    Kick Tennis - Moving Net

    category: Kicking

  • Split the group into three teams.
  • One team starts in the middle of the grid along the line. The idea of the game is to kick the ball over...

    Kick Tennis

    category: Kicking

  • Two team of 4.
  • 40m x 20m area.
  • The aim of the game is to kick / punt the ball into the oppositions half. If the ball bounces on th...

    Kicking Accuracy And Catching

    category: Kicking

    5 players working with 1 ball in a grid 20 by 20 meters, working on their grubber kicks and punts.

    One player stands on each corner of the ...

    Kicking Switch

    category: Passing

    3 grids: 10x30

    Number of players: (up to 14)

    Number of balls: start with 2 (add balls depending on age and ability of players).

    <...

    Kicking To Partner

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    2 players and 1 ball.

    Players stand opposite ach other in a coned area 10 yards apart.

    Player A kicks the ball out of their hands to ...

    L-Shaped Passing

    category: Passing

    Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

    L-Shaped Passing

    category: Sevens

    Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

    Ladder Pass

    category: Warm-Up

    • Have four players stand at the four cones, the other players, in their own running groups of four should, be behind them - ready to go when t...

    Landing In A Tackle.

    category: Contact-Skills

    Correct way of going down with the ball in a tackle.

    Person being tackled should 'twist' their body so that they land on their back.

    Landing In A Tackle.

    category: Tackling

    Correct way of going down with the ball in a tackle.

    Person being tackled should 'twist' their body so that they land on their back.

    Left Out

    category: Warm-Up

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

    Lift And Catch

    category: Catching

    in groups of 4 or 5

    Player in the middle to support both sides.

    player with the ball throws or kicks the ball into the air for the pl...

    Lineout Game

    category: Lineout

    The coach calls out the number of people that required in the lineout, together with a team name to. The hooker throws the ball in for both teams t...

    Lineout Progressions With Bag

    category: Lineout

    1.

    • Two players stand either side of a tackle tube (tackle tube on the floor 'stood up').
    • The coach shouts go and the two players...

    Lineout Throw

    category: Lineout

    Ball in two hands, shoulders square to the line of touch Good throw from the shoulder, front hand steadying the ball One smooth movement, no dummying...

    Listen To The Call - 2 Vs 1

    category: Decision-making

    4 Cones and 1 Ball inside a 10m x 10m Grid.

    Number the players.

    The coach shouts out a number and that player is the defender, who ha...

    Choose A Folder...

    • Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.
    • Lets get the ball and the playe...

    Loop

    category: Maul

    First attacker runs straight and passes to second attacker (in middle channel). First player runs around second to recieve the pass in the end chan...

    Maul Rip In A Circle

    category: Maul

    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

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    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...

    Mini Maul Game Related

    category: Maul

  • Groups of five
  • Three attackers try and score against one defender
  • If touched, must maul
  • Mini Maul Technique

    category: Maul

  • Groups of 8 split into four groups of 2
  • Players pass and, chase the space, until coach shouts - Maul, at which time the second player join...

  • Mini-Goal Game

    category: Kicking

    Game to practice controlling the ball.

    Set up two goals (roughly 2m wide) opposite each other about 5m away (red cones - see digram).

    E...

    Modified Game - 12 Vs 12

    category: Match-Related

    Pupils are put into teams of 12 (with larger groups reserves maybe used). Play a full game incorporating :-

    6 vs 6 Scrums.
    6 vs 6 line...

    Move It Wide

    category: Tag-Rugby

  • Groups of 5
  • The pitch is divided into 2 halves
  • Both defenders must start at one corner of the pitch. The attackers must have at le...

    Multi Support Touch

    category: Off-Loads

    Once the coach has kicked the ball in to start players play a normal rules game of touch rugby.

    The only difference is with the scoring:

    ...

    Multi Support Touch

    category: Tag-Rugby

    Once the coach has kicked the ball in to start players play a normal rules game of touch rugby.

    The only difference is with the scoring:

    ...

    Set up an area of about 15 x 15m. Have 2 teams of 5+ players, with 1 one ball.

    The players can run anywhere in the area but can't run with th...

    Netball With A Rugby Ball

    category: Warm-Up

    Set up an area of about 15 x 15m. Have 2 teams of 5+ players, with 1 one ball.

    The players can run anywhere in the area but can't run with th...

    Non-Stop Rugby

    category: Tag-Rugby

  • Play 5 v 3.
  • The aim of the game is for teams with unequal number of players to defend and attack. Possesion is changed if one of the follo...

    Off-Loading Box

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following......

    1. The defender must make a tackle.
    2. The primary ball carrier must take the ball into conta...

    Off-Loading Pass

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following......

    1. There will be two static players, passers, on the mid sections cones. One on each side. One of w...

    Offload Central

    category: Off-Loads

    Set Up

    Small 10 x 10m grid - 1/3rd of group on knees - 1/3rd with ball - 1/3rd supporting

    Players move around grid - take tackle and...

    Offloading Behind The Defender

    category: Off-Loads

    • The ball carrier runs towards the defender and attracts the tackle.
    • After contact, the player turns to offload to their teammate makin...

    One On One Race

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

    One On One Race

    category: Sevens

    Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

    One On One Race

    category: Warm-Up

    Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

    One Touch Off-Load

    category: Warm-Up

    • Keep your player briefing; brief, and get them working as soon as possible.I can't stress this enough, it's not a debating society - players ...

    Open Channel

    category: Passing

    • Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......
    1. Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Gi...

    Over The Shoulder

    category: Catching

    Players work in pairs with 1 ball.

    Players throw the ball in the air but over the top of the player that has to catch the ball so the player...

    Overhead Catch

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players to do the following......

    1. The first ball carrier will throw the ball high into the air.
    2. The runner will cat...

    Pass And Control

    category: Passing

    • Keep you player briefing, brief. Get the players moving and training as soon as possible.
    • If you feel it would help, have one group ...

    Pass And Support

    category: Passing

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

    1. Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

    Pass And Support

    category: Sevens

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

    1. Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

    Pass As Many Ways As Possible

    category: Handling

  • One ball between two.
  • Pupils must move around a marked grid - passing the ball in as many different ways as possible :.

  • Overhead.
  • Pass Left And Right From Ground

    category: Passing

    Great for scrum halves to practice placement of foot and following through with hands.

    2 balls, 3 support players, 1 passer

    Ted on th...

    Pass To Coach

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    6 players in a semi circle facing the coach.

    Coach passes the ball to each player in turn to catch the ball, and make a return pass.

    ...

    Pass Within A Channel

    category: Passing

    Tell the players the following.....

    1. This is simple, just attack from the bottom and top of the grid at pace.
    2. There can be two...

    Passing Along The Line

    category: Passing

    Simple hand drill that can be progressed onto many simple backline movements.

    1 ball, 4 players, area of 20-30m by 20m

    1st player st...

    Passing Box

    category: Passing

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

    • There should be one group of 4 players between each cone on the four sides of the grid.

    Passing Compass

    category: Warm-Up

    • Have a quick demo using one group - keep your player briefing, brief.
    • Each pair face one another and stand side by side, about 1 met...

    Passing In Contact

    category: Passing

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell you players the following......
    1. Players will attack in groups of 2, so we...

    Passing Left And Right From Feed

    category: Passing

    This is to practice handling and passing the ball to a direct target. It is good for awareness and communication between the three support players....

    Passing Left To Right

    category: Passing

    Strong grip, thumbs are out, hold the ball high with fingers pointing to the sky.

    Keeping your hips square pass the ball across your body, f...

    Passing Lines Of 5

    category: Passing

    Set up an area of about 15 x 15m. Have 2 teams of 5+ players, with 1 one ball.

    The players can run anywhere in the area but can't run with th...

    Passing Right To Left

    category: Passing

    Strong grip, thumbs are out, hold the ball high with fingers pointing to the sky.

    Keeping your hips square pass the ball across your body, ...

    Passing To Support

    category: Passing

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

    Piggy In The Middle And Defend

    category: Ruck

    4 players stand on the corners of a 5x5m grid, and one player in the middle (the piggy).

    They play piggy in the middle until the whistle goe...

    Piggy In The Middle And Defend

    category: Warm-Up

    4 players stand on the corners of a 5x5m grid, and one player in the middle (the piggy).

    They play piggy in the middle until the whistle goe...

    Ping Pong

    category: Warm-Up

    Make sure that your players are holding their tackle shields correctly!

    • Have your players work in groups of 10, adjust depending on yo...

    Pop And Pass

    category: Passing

    • Tell the players the following....
    1. The player on the cone passes the ball forward to the player just in front of th...

    Pop Box

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. Ball carrier on the lower right cone advances to the center of the grid, drops and pop the ball t...

    Presenting The Ball In A Circle

    category: Ball-Presentation

    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...

    Pressure Ball

    category: Warm-Up

    Make sure your warm-up area is marked out before the players arrive.

    • Depending on the number of players you have at training, mark out...

    Punt Kick

    category: Kicking

    2 players working together, about 4m apart. One player punt kicks the ball to the hands of the other.
    Create a competitive edge by having teams ...

    Quick Ball From Slow Ball

    category: Contact-Skills

    • Bags
    • Balls

    2 attackers line up opposite 2 defenders with bosh bags.

    The coach delivers a ball into the a...

    Quick Ball/ Offload Touch

    category: Ball-Presentation

    Once an attacker is touched they must offload within one second.

    You can start the game so that players have to pass the ball in front of de...

    Quick Ball/ Offload Touch

    category: Tag-Rugby

    Once an attacker is touched they must offload within one second.

    You can start the game so that players have to pass the ball in front of de...

    Quick Hands - Warm Up

    category: Sevens

    • Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
    • At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

    Quick Hands - Warm Up

    category: Warm-Up

    • Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
    • At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

    Quick Passing To Space

    category: Passing

    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

    category: Sevens

    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 Positioning, Passing And Support

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    4 players start together on their stomachs next to each other.

    1. As the coach calls a colour cone, they move into position quickly.
    2. ...

    React To Space And Attack

    category: Backs-Moves

    5 players start on a straight line of cones about 5m apart. 10m away there are 5 more cones. Two of the 5 cones are blue, and two are red, and the ...

    Red Arrows

    category: Tag-Rugby

    Players work in groups of 5, with 1 ball per group - starting in a single file.

    The first player runs out 5m then stops, turns slightly and ...

    Relays

    category: Tag-Rugby


  • Groups of 5

  • 1 Ball per group

  • Players race to a line 10m away and back to their own group to hand over to the next playe...

    Rolling The Ball Along The Ground.

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

  • Starting on the line, roill the ball out along the ground about 5 meters.
  • Run out, keeping eyes on the ball, step over the ball in a good s...

  • Round And Realign

    category: Passing

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
    2. ...

    Round The Circle Passing

    category: Passing

    Each group forms a circle with players about 1m apart. First practise passing and catch around the circle. Next, the first player to pass runs ar...

    Round The World

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    • Tell your players the following.....
    1. The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

    Round The World

    category: Passing

    • Tell your players the following.....
    1. The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

    Ruck, Ruck, And Ruck Again

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following.....

    1. Both the pad and attacking units will jog within the grid, the players in the attacking units don...

    Rucking Square

    category: Ruck

    Set up a square (roughly 2m x 2m) with 4 different colour cones.

    1 player starts on the floor with the ball with another player lying on top ...

    Rucking With 4 Corners

    category: School

    • Excellent way to involve large numbers and fitness.
    • Develops understanding of working hard when on the floor, communication a...

    Rugby Ball Overhead

    category: Catching

    • The aim of the drill is to develop a high ball over head catch

    Rugby Ball Underarm

    category: Catching

    • The aim of the drill is to develop basic high ball catching skills.

    Rugby Gaelic Football

    category: Sevens

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

    1. One team will be attacking, the ball carrying team. The other will be a defending team.

    Rugby Netball

    category: Warm-Up

    Break your players into two teams.

    • One team goes to attack, and one to defence.
    • There is no kicking in this game.
    • No...

    Rugby Rounders

    category: Tag-Rugby

  • Split group into 2 - Batters and fielders.
  • Setup as shown above.
  • Each batsman will either pass or throw the ball into the fielding ...

    Rugby Tennis

    category: Passing

    • Tell you players the following......
    1. There will be two players on one side of the middle line of cones, and another group...

    Running Lines With Defence

    category: Passing

    • Running straight and changing your running line will make players better attackers and underpins an effective 2 v 1
    • Start with a 5 v 3...

    Running Side Tackle

    category: Tackling

    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.<...

    Running Warm Up

    category: Warm-Up

    Tell players the following....

    1. Each Player will work individually, unless told otherwise.
    2. Players can run in any direction: m...

    Short Passing

    category: Passing

    • Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......
    1. Lets just get the ball moving dow...

    Shoulder Flex With Ball

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Involve a ball in your warm-up.

    Get players to pass the ball around their head to flex the neck and shoulders.

    Shoulder Flex With Ball

    category: Warm-Up

    Involve a ball in your warm-up.

    Get players to pass the ball around their head to flex the neck and shoulders.

    Side On Pendulum Pass

    category: Passing

    Here the player needs to have slightly bent knees, and ensure that he is leaning slightly forward with a straight back, giving him space to swing...

    Side Step

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Set up as shown in diagram

  • Groups of 3 in 10 x 10m grid.
  • 1 Ball per group.
  • Coach to call Left or Right to ensure no collis...

    Side-Stepping The Opponent - Progression

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Players line up and approach the pole which the coach is now moving side to side.

    Once the player gets reasonably close, drop the pole to o...

    Side-Stepping The Opponent

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Players line up and approach the pole and evade to a side.

    Using shorter strides when they get close, they step to one side with the POWER...

    Signalling For The Put In.

    category: Contact-Skills

  • Hooker lets the scrum half know that he is ready for the ball by tapping his left hand on the props back.
  • Scrum half then puts the ball int...

  • Simple Handling

    category: Handling

    3 vs 1 vs 1

    Ball Carrier passes the ball into the post player and runs across the front of him and receives the ball back.

    His 2 su...

    Smash Through And Pass!

    category: Off-Loads

    Set Up

    3 sets of 2 defenders each with 2 tackle bags placed 10m apart down 15m x 30m channel - 3 attackers

    Attacker with ball in cen...

    Spin Passing

    category: Passing

    • Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......
    1. Lets just get the ball moving dow...

    Standing And Passing - Variation

    category: Passing

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell your players the folloiwng.........
      1. Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

    Standing And Passing

    category: Passing

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell your players the folloiwng.........
    1. Players should be 5m apart.
    2. ...

    Staying Alive

    category: Passing

    Tell your players the following...

    1. The first player runs into the grid, the ball carrier.
    2. They attack the inner square.
    3. ...

    Stuck In The Mud - Rugby Style

    category: Warm-Up

    The 'Hunters' run after the 'Runners', trying to touch them with the rugby ball. If a 'Runner' is touched, then they are 'Stuck in the mud!' and ca...

    Support

    category: Catching

    • The aim of the drill is to develop a high ball over head catch with a support player behind to catch anything over head.

    Support play down channel

    5 players start in a 5x5m grid, and pass the ball to one another in any direction.

    Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with speed d...

    Support Play Down Channel

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    5 players start in a 5x5m grid and can pass the ball to one another in any direction.

    Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with spe...

    Support play down channel

    5 players start in a 5x5m grid, and pass the ball to one another in any direction.

    Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with speed d...

    Support play down channel

    5 players start in a 5x5m grid and can pass the ball to one another in any direction.

    Once the coach blows the whistle they explode with spe...

    Swerve

    Setup as shown in diagram

  • Groups of 2 in a 10m x 10m grid.
  • 1 ball per group.
  • Switch

  • Groups of 2.
  • 1 ball per group.
  • Run straight then change direction at the first cone. Attack the opposite corner and pass to the su...

    Switch Back Flick

    • The ball carrier advances, running diagonally across the grid with the player on the other cone doing the same, but with a delay.
    • Th...

    Tackling on knees

    2 players and 1 ball.

    Player A kneels down with the ball in their hands.

    Player B kneels with one leg on the ground in the set positi...

    Ten passes then...

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell your players the folloiwng.........
      1. Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

    Ten passes then...

    • Keep your player briefing, brief!
    • Tell your players the folloiwng.........
      1. Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

    The Berlin Wall

    • Tell the players that when you touch the shoulder of a player, they: have to go into the center of the circle, pick up the ball, and try to b...

    The Dropkick

    Players dropkick the ball, aiming to land the ball inside the area and then follow their kick. They then pick up the ball, run around the cone and ...

    Three Player Circuit

    • The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood inside the other players.
    • ...

    Three Player Circuit

    • The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood inside the other players.
    • ...

    Throwing ball into air.

  • Throw the ball straight up into the air above the head.
  • Twist 180o quickly to face in opposite direction and catch the ball.

  • Touch down and back

    Players stand in a line with the ball in the hands of the front player.

    The first player runs to the edge of the grid and then bends to place...

    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...

    Traffic Passing

    This passing exercise will keep large groups of players busy passing, running onto, and moving the ball in traffic without the need to spend large ...

    Tri-Attack

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. The first line of attackers move forward, passing the ball down the line.
    2. ...

    Truck and Trailer

  • Groups of two
  • one ball per group
  • First player attacks space, the second player supports
  • Play in any direction but pass bac...

  • Two Man Piggy In The Middle

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. Two players will be defenders, it's their job to try and intercept the ball.
    2. <...

    Union Jack

    Divide the players so that they are spread equally between 8 points (4 corners of a square, and 4 more at the midpoints. Each ball carrier runs acr...

    Waterfall Attack

    The drill starts with 2 attackers in blue, standing behind one another, 5m from the 1st defender/attacker in red.

    1. The blue players att...

    Wave After Wave

    • The front line of players run towards the other side of the grid while passing the ball down the line. When the last player in the line recei...

    Whistle passing warm up game

    2 players work together and stand opposite one another facing each other.

    They pass a ball between them as they stand about 3m apart

    ...

    Winger's Drill 1

    Run to the first cone at 3/4 pace.

    Upon reaching the first cone perform a slight side step and change direction.

    Continue to accelerate...

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    Sessions

    Pre-season Contact Build-Up

    After a long off season period it's important to carefully ease your players back into contact - use this session to get your players tackling again i...

    Rugby Fitness Drills and Games

    Strike the perfect balance between fitness and rugby drills in this challenging session, using fun games and fitness drills to get players looking for...

    Handling Refresher

    Are you ready to handle the new season? - Improving their passing, catching and ball carrying skills

    Lineout Logistics

    Don't get pipped to the pass - teach your players to jump and lift safely to help them become masters of the lineout!

    Running Lines and Fixing Defenders

    Create doubt in the defender's mind by getting your ball carrier to run straight with the ball, and support runners to run good lines to create depth ...

    Answers

    Community Drills

    Autosave 13411064

    Scissors.From cone to cone.Only use wrists to pop ball in air.Run straight and change direction on "switch" call from player without the bal...

    Name Ball

    Set up 10m x 10m gridWithin grid make a circle of 6 conesCoach stands in middle of cones with balls.Minimum one player stands 1m back from each cone.1...

    Maul binding

    Maul – Techniques7 in group – 5x20mDrive 2m over goal lineBall in middle, head in middle, bind with outside arm, shoulder under gluts and drive with l...

    Present Drop

    1) Red and white players run accross towards opposite corner with ball in two hands.2) When they reach the opposite cone they place the ball in front ...

    Santa Says

    Santa(coach) gives the players an instruction and the players do it.For example:Santa (Coach) says - throw ball in the air and clap before catching, S...

    Pick and go, pass,

    Attacker brings ball into contact choosing to either stay up or go to ground.2 support players react to the situation, ie mauling and driving, picking...

    To Hoops and Back

    Make a team of 4+ players.3 balls placed in a line a 3 hoops placed in front.1st player runs and puts each ball inside a hoop, 1 at a time and then ta...

    back n forth

    PlayerRuns with ball forward past 1st cone, backwards past 2nd cone, forward past 3rd cone, backwards past forth cone then forward to place ball insid...