Drill Categories

Backs Moves Drills

There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the S...

Defensive Patterns Drills

Defensive patterns are the positions your players take up when stopping opposition attacks. By developing your players knowledge of defensive pattern...

Drills

Blitz Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Blitz Defence Defensive Patterns WHY? Put pressure on attacking side. Force ball back inside. More numbers in defence than attackers. WHEN?

Drift Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Drift defence Defensive Patterns 4 Tackle Bags. 10 Cones and 1 Ball. 10m x 30m. The first player in the line begins with the ball. As he approa...

Broken Defence

category: Sevens

Rugby Broken Defence Sevens Tell your players the following..... The attacking group will wait at the top of the training area until the coach calls ...

Structure Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Structure Defence Defensive Patterns 5 attackers - 10 defenders (or 2 to 1 ratio dependent on numbers) Start slowly with ruck ball Defenders ca...

Simple Drift Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Simple Drift Defence Defensive Patterns 3 attacks - 2 defenders Scrum half passes to first receiver of group of 3 3 attack 2 passing ball down ...

3 On 2 Attack And Defence Drill

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby 3 on 2 Attack and Defence Drill Defensive Patterns Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defen...

Man To Man

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Man to Man Defensive Patterns 3 attackers and 2 defenders. The scrum half passes to the first receiver of group of 3 attackers. The 3 attacking...

Last 15 Defence Drill

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Last 15 Defence Drill Defensive Patterns A drill to practice defending in wide channels. Set up a grid that is 40m wide and 20m long, with the ...

Beat The Defence

category: Passing

Rugby Beat the defence Passing Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, sligh...

Building The Defence 1

category: Sevens

Rugby Building The Defence 1 Sevens Tell your players the following......... The coach will call a number e.g. 1. That attacking group must attack, a...

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Improving Rucking Technique

React the quicker and get on the front foot in attack with this session, by improving their rucking technique!

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Community Drills

Defensive sliding drill

Four Players will line up on the try line whilst the other players will line up behind one cone waiting to attack the try line.the defensive players a...

Defensive Holes

What happenes when we DONT keep a rigid straight line in defence