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, Cover Or Blitz Touch

category: Match-Related

Rugby Drift, Cover or Blitz Touch Match Related During a game of touch in a grid sized 30 x 30 metres the coach can choose to call blitz , drift or c...

Defense, Drift And Blitz

category: School

Rugby Defense, drift and blitz School Excellent drill to put defenders in game situations and having to make decisions. Defenders go from defending o...

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 ...

Web Videos


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.

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.


Community Drills

Blitz Defense

In the blitz defense the "boss" (3) or the "inside" (5) will accelerate past the defensive line towards the first or second receiv...


If under stress or outnumbered, defence should take minimal space and look to manage opposition laterally releasing from the inside in order to shut d...


If opposition have slow ruck ballon an edge and we are comfortable they are playing direct off 9 and 10 then defenders can condense and target pod. Fo...