#### Match Related Drills

The fun and challenging rugby drills and games in this category below recreate realistic attacking and defending scenarios, similar to those your play...

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The fun and challenging rugby drills and games in this category below recreate realistic attacking and defending scenarios, similar to those your play...

category: Passing

Rugby Passing circle Passing Tell your players the following..... There will be 4 players on the outside of the circle, starting at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o...

category: Ruck

Rugby Rapid Rucking Ruck In this exercise position 3 pad holding units, or 1 or 2 players, five meters in front of 3 rucking units, 1 unit facing eac...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby Pass and run Agility & Running Skills Tell the players the following.... Player 1 starts with the ball. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 an...

category: Warm-Up

The Moles want to turn the cones onto their head, and the Green-keepers want the cones the right way up.

Let the kids play, you can start t...

category: Contact-Skills

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Ruck

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Decision-making

Drill to improve short space and wide space overlap play.

Set up a grid 15m wide, split into a 5m channel and a 10m channel, and 10m long (se...

category: Passing

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

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts to score ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Whichever group of 2 is given the ball becomes the attack, and should attack upon receiving the ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The drill starts with 2 defenders and 2 attackers. The 2 attackers start one behind the other, about 3+ meters apart, the first players job is to e...

category: Tackling

10m wide channel, 2 attackers start with the ball while 2 defenders atart at the other end.

when instructed the attackers attempt to score ag...

category: Passing

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

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Tackling

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Lineout

- Aim is to work on the lift and hold, and the accuracy of pass from the top

- 3 pods of 3 men stand in a triangle, 3m away from eachother.&n...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Passing

Drill to practice overlap situations.

Set up a grid roughly 10m x 10m, with another grid roughly 5m x 5m adjacent to it (see diagram - red co...

category: Passing

Drill to practice 3 v 2 attacking scenarios.

Set up a channel 20m long and 15m wide with cones every 10m along the length (red, yellow, green...

category: Off-Loads

3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two s...

category: Passing

3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two s...

category: Tackling

3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two s...

category: Decision-making

3 vs 2 in a grid.

Defenders must stay in position to start.

Once skills progress defenders can move to try and stop attackers either ...

category: Match-Related

3 vs 2 in a grid.

Defenders must stay in position to start.

Once skills progress defenders can move to try and stop attackers either ...

category: School

Players can run with the ball and pass in all directions. If a player is touched while in possession of the ball, it is an immediate turnover (ball...

category: Handling

- Cones
- Ball

- 3 channels of different widths are lined up next to eachother
- 3 attackers and 2 defender run...

category: School

Set up two lines of 3 cones, about 10 meters apart, with players on each of the three cones. On the coach's whistle players play out a 3v2 (always ...

category: Handling

- Groups 18
- Balls
- Cones

Groups of 4 line up on all sides of the square.

2 defenders tand in the middle o...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following...

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

category: Passing

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

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

category: Sevens

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

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

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Working in groups of up to 4, players spaced approximately 4-5 metres apart.

Players jog to the 1st cone then jog backwards to the start line...

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers.
- Use bibs to identify both teams.

category: Warm-Up

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking team gets unlimited touches.
- A player is ...

category: Match-Related

- 2 Teams
- Ball
- Tackle Bags

3 Tackle bags are in a break down formation. With one player from the o...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Ball-Presentation

- Groups of 3.
- Ball

One player performs a tackle on his knees.

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

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.

- ...

category: Warm-Up

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following laws for this exercise.....

- Players must start the game ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Sevens

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Warm-Up

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short. Tell your players the following....

- Pass the ball left, clockwise for 2 passes.
- Then right (...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

- One group of 4 players will be in defence.
- The other two groups of 4 will be in attack, ...

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...

category: Passing

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

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

category: Passing

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short, and get the ball moving around the circle as quickly as possible.

- First have the players move the bal...

category: Catching

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Handling

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Warm-Up

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Decision-making

Drill to practice attacking from different positions.

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 15m long with three defenders (yellow) and four atta...

category: Passing

Set up 4 cones in a square, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts with a player on one cone who runs towa...

category: Passing

Set up a square of cones, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts in the hands of a player behind cone 1, w...

category: Sevens

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

- The two passing players keep passing the ball until the coach shouts GO.
- On GO, ...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short. You may consider having a demonstration group.

- Give two players opposite each other, one ball each.

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Decision-making

The players stood behind the line work the ball up through the channel in groups of 5. As they progress up the area they work the ball left and rig...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

category: School

- To extend the drill, get the taxes to always back pedal and get them to have to go to the cone they weren't just that. This will aid communic...

category: School

- Work this fitness, defensive in line speed, communication, beating the defender and rucking.
- Even number of players and pads....

category: Defensive-Patterns

**1. Defensive Organisation **

4 Defenders line up on the the cones.

When coach goes to pass the ball, when han...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Warm-Up

This exercise is all about getting deep lines of support, speed onto the ball, warming up the entire body, and getting fit for rugby - in this one ...

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...

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...

category: Passing

- There will be one ball carrier at any one time.
- They will run around the circle, passing the ball.
- The ball must be handled...

category: Decision-making

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

category: Match-Related

During a game of touch in a grid sized 30 x 30 metres the coach can choose to call *blitz*, *drift* or *cover* at any breakdow...

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...

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...

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.

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Decision-making

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Passing

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to ge...

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers. Use bibs to identify both teams.
- Normal l...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and good Technique.

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking t...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Fun game to practice passes/kicks not being intercepted.

Divide players into two equal teams and set up two grids (one small and one big - se...

category: Handling

1) Run out (2 steps) turn and pop ball to a support player.

2) Run out (2 steps) turn and let support player take it out of your hands.

...category: School

- Great the large numbers, variety of skills in small areas and can be advanced/simplified for all abilities.
- Groups of 3, 3 ch...

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...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The defence will first turn and hit the pads.
- When the attack hears the hit - they can a...

category: Decision-making

A drill to practice decision making and finding space between defenders.

Set up a line of three defenders with tackle shields (roughly 2m apa...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The first should of 3 will PUSH, drifting across and HIT the pads together.
- They will th...

category: Warm-Up

You may consider these two points when looking to challenge or build confidence.

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's best not to ha...

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...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

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

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following:

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

category: Passing

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

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...

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...

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...

category: Defensive-Patterns

A drill to practice defending in wide channels.

Set up a grid that is 40m wide and 20m long, with the 40m divided into a 25m channel (red to ...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

- Players in pairs with a ball between them.
- The player on the left starts with the ball a...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Warm-Up

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Match-Related

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and good Technique for receiving Kick offs.

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following....

- Players will advance as a line, and as one hit the pads.
- The pads can also advance as a li...

category: Warm-Up

- Split the players into two teams, giving each team their own set of bibs. Two different colours that clearly define the teams.
- Keep ...

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

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Scrum

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a...

category: Passing

- We will begin with laterial passing down the line, just to get going.
- On your call we will start to miss the player in the middle, a...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.

- Lets get the ball and the players...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group o...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- The ball carrier (A) runs straight in a line and makes a normal lateral pass to the supporting p...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12, 13, 14 advancing, closing the space be...

category: Passing

Drill to practice attacking in a small channel.

Set up a channel roughly 20m wide and 5m long. Position three defenders on the try-line and f...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following....

- They each have a number, 1, 2, and 3.
- They will jog up and down the grid, until the coach...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

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

category: Handling

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.&nbs...

category: Off-Loads

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.&nbs...

category: Off-Loads

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.

Have ...

category: Catching

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Handling

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Handling

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Off-Loads

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Off-Loads

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

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 ...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Passing

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

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Gi...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The first attacking unit will go, at the same time 2 of the defenders will round the top of the ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Every receiver following the the ball carrier should lay on the ground, they can get up only when...

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 ...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following....

- Player 1 starts with the ball.
- Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 and then quickly moves...

category: Passing

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

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

category: Sevens

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

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

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- Players should make 10 passes each between the 5 meter and the touch line.
- When they hav...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....
- In groups of 2 they will attack, passing the ball before they reach each unique cone, so when t...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following.....

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

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Trackers will pass the ball and tag the evades.
- Evade simply avoid getting tagged with t...

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.

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief - and get the players moving as quickly as you can. You may consider having a demo group.
- On your g...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell you players the following......

- Players will attack in groups of 2, so we...

category: Passing

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

- Runners move forward towards the cone opposite to their location. ...

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....

category: Sevens

The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following......

- P2 passes to P1, who passes to P4.
- As the same time P3 passes ...

category: Passing

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

- One the call of the scrum half, the 3 attackers turn, round the cone and attack.

category: Warm-Up

In this example we will play one touch offload, but remember you can change the version of touch to suit your training goals, applying the same mis...

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...

category: Passing

- Tell the players the following....

- The player on the cone passes the ball forward to the player just in front of th...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

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

category: Passing

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

- The ball carrier will run/carry the ball directly across the grid, offloading it to...

category: Contact-Skills

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

category: Warm-Up

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

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...

category: Passing

- 4 players stand on the middle cones in the grid, avoiding the corner cones. The 2 players at the top and the bottom of the grid will have a b...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12 advances, 13 provides support with 14.<...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward and in.
- 11 loops around the back of 12.
- 10 passes to 12. ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

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...

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...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....
- The first player runs out with the ball to the first set of cones and passes the ball to the se...

category: Passing

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

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Sevens

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

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Drill to test defenders reactions to situations.

Set up a 15m x 15m grid with 3 defenders (blue) and 4 attackers (red).

All start on th...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and reaction to the lineout lift. Including the Process and good Technique.<...

category: Warm-Up

- With each new instruction to players you'll be having a race, lets see which group is the fastest - no cheating!
- Don't spend too muc...

category: Passing

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

- There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
- ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Tell your players the following.....

- The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....

- The first player picks the ball up at the cone passes the ball to the next player, t...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first group of 3 go first.
- The first player hits in on the bag with their shoulder, ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

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

category: School

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

category: Passing

Split your team into two teams. One team will be up to bat/kick and the other team will field. The fielding team should take up positions that they...

category: Sevens

Split your team into two teams. One team will be up to bat/kick and the other team will field. The fielding team should take up positions that they...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Drill to practice skills and creating space.

Set up a pitch (roughly 25m x 20m depending on age and number of players) with two scoring zones...

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...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defend...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defend...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following, keeping your player briefing, brief! It's vital to get the players moving as quickly as possible.

category: Sevens

The sequence of passing on this exercise is as following......

- P2 passes to P1, who passes to P4 using a pass from the ground.

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Defensive-Patterns

category: Passing

- Tell your players the follow.....

- The first two players at each coach will advance, attacking the cone to their left, in ...

category: Passing

- Brief your players one what you would like them to do.
- Start the activity by having all players pass the ball around the grid in any...

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...

category: Warm-Up

Keep your playing briefing, brief and tell the players the following laws.

- Both teams are in attack and both teams are in defence, at ...

category: Sevens

- Basically players will pass the ball diagonally across the grid, but the the ball is to be caught, not by the player at the cone, but by the ...

category: School

Split your players into two teams and line them up behind four cones.

The side with the ball sends out two players in a 2v1. The opposite si...

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Passing

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

- Player A passes to D and cuts - not getting ball back , but holding up - B cuts and...

category: Passing

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

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........

- Players should be 5m apart.
- ...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and good Technique.

category: Passing

Tell your players the following...

- The first player runs into the grid, the ball carrier.
- They attack the inner square. ...

category: Sevens

- Players start at the cones, pass the ball one circuit clockwise and one circuit anticlockwise.
- Following the two circuits, they take...

category: Defensive-Patterns

category: Sevens

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

category: Passing

Drill to practice attacking organisational skills

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 20m long, with different coloured cones at one end and 5...

category: Decision-making

- 5 tackle bags
- Ball

- 3 bags are lined upon side of the grid, 2 bags the otherside. <...

category: Handling

- 5 tackle bags
- Ball

- 3 bags are lined upon side of the grid, 2 bags the otherside. <...

category: Warm-Up

- The attackers need to get from one end of the grid, a safe zone, to the other end of the grid, another safe zone, without getting touched.

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 10+
- Balls
- Bibs
- Cones

4 player with a 1 ball must run around trying to to...

category: Handling

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

category: Passing

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

category: Warm-Up

- 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...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....

- We have 8 static pass...

category: Sevens

- 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 ...

category: Sevens

- The exercise starts with the first attacking unit running around the bottom of the grid, as they do the first defending unit run around the t...

category: Passing

- We have 8 static passers and two runners.
- There should be a static passer on each cone, eight in total.
- The 9th player will...

category: Sevens

- We have 8 static passers and two runners.
- There should be a static passer on each cone, eight in total.
- The 9th player will...

category: Warm-Up

- Tell the players that one group is the Mice and that mice have tails, their tags. The other group is not happy with the Mice, they are the Fa...

category: Contact-Skills

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

category: Warm-Up

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

category: Sevens

- 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...

category: Warm-Up

- 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...

category: Passing

- Brief your players one what you would like the to do by telling them the following....

- One of the players will stand outs...

category: Warm-Up

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 ...

category: Passing

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

- The first line of attackers move forward, passing the ball down the line.
- ...

category: Passing

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

- Two players will be defenders, it's their job to try and intercept the ball. <...

category: Sevens

- The two players in the middle of the circle will be defenders, it is their job to try and intercept the ball that is being passed, or to bloc...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....

- We have 1 scrum half,...

category: Sevens

- It's important that the defence does the following......

- They have numbers, so press up fast but.....
- Slow down ...

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