Rugby: defence drill

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Defense vs attack drill School...

The aim is to the defensive situation to keep changing the defence gets used to drifting or pressing. The aim of the attack is to realign using the full width, get the ball out of the breakdown quickly (no matter what position you play), seeing space, communicating options and reading the defence. Can be done with any number of players but best suited to around 7. You will need 7 cones, 1 ball, a 40 m area, attack of line and try line. Players passed the ball quickly down the line. When the ball gets halfway, the coach shouts out a number. Number reflects the number of defenders. The end player puts down the ball by pad, then the 2 defenders get onside (beyond defensive line) and defend against the other attackers. The defenders need to work together. Stay tight and use the sideline extra defender. Drifting from the inside and pushing up and out. Attack looks to use, player pace and beat the drift. Important defence talks and understand what they are doing in the changing circumstances. With 4 attackers and 3 defenders, defenders might look for a blitz defence or up then drift. Scrum-half can break so defence must defend at guard. Attack should be looking up and reading the situation. If we have an overlap then as a unit we must understand how to fix defenders. You must start to add a kicking option to advance the drill. 8 players, you can have a forward runner offering a shadow line of 10. He is involved in the passing down the line but is on a separate cone in the front of the 7. This fits in with the patterns and philosophy of attack. You might get the forward to press ups or other exercise to replicate fatigue.


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What are the main coaching points when introducing?

What are the main coaching points when introducing the drift defence? I'm talking mainly about senior players.

0lymp1an Coach, England

Rucking Problems

My team is having trouble going past the ball when rucking. We are working on body heights and hitting past the ball but any suggested drills would be a great help.

Ian Stenson Coach, England

please can you help with any drills to help with realignment?

please can you help with any drills to help with realignment (of backs) to attack? Thanks

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develop the ability of your players to realign, to?

develop the ability of your players to realign, to take pass running from depth

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I have to coach a drift defence from a lineout and?

I have to coach a drift defence from a lineout and include decision making. Can anyone give any ideas of drills for adults and what are the key factors to work on? Thanks

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Scoring tries - habit?

Why is it important to get players to score the try when completing a handling/running drill?

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U10s organisation in defence. How to improve?

I have started an under 10s team up, and I would say about 8 from the 13 children I have , did not play rugby until about 6 months ago. Of these players, there seems to be a lot of potential, as we are scoring tries against teams, that very rarely concede tries.the problem I got with them, is that we are very poor at organising our selves in defense when the opposition has the ball, which does result in us conceding quite a few tries. We have some very good tacklers in the team. Can anyone offer some ideas on how I can get them to organise themselves? Thanks . Chris.

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales

What's a good 2v3 drill?

Looking for a drill for adding defence pressure so utilising 3 defence 2attackers

Robin whitehouse Coach, England

Organisation drills for 11s

I am looking for ideas on how my under 11s team can re organise after the breakdowns etc. they are a good bunch of players, but I am finding it difficult to get them to spread the field after breakdowns . I am wondering if there any drills here to do this? Thanks all

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales

1v1 side defence drill ideas

I am looking for a drill that focuses on this area for my Level 2 coaching qualification but I'm unsure on the definition.Does it refer to defending the side of a scrum/ruck and an attacker has come round close to the side?Or is it regarding a defender approaching an attacker at an angle rather than head on, in more of an open play situation?

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Improve Attack Depth

My players often line-up too flat on attack, especially in later phases. How can I work on improving their depth?

Shaun F Coach, Canada

good tackling drill that is not too hard or impact??

For school assignment, i am teaching 12-13 year old girls rugby and need tackling drills

Erin Chant Coach, Australia

attaxing and defence drills that helped you

i am wondering i want some drill for defence and attacking

jayvyn iris Coach, Bermuda

men to men defence drill

i want the key ponts of men to men drill

serapelontaopane Coach, South Africa

Tag Rugby Defence drills for kids

Hi, I'm coaching Tag rugby in Japan for ages 8-9yrs. Tryingto help kids stay in a defensive line and not group towards ball. Looking for drill ideas

James Hickling Coach, Japan

U8s crowding the ball

Hey all,Can anyone suggest some drills or tips to try and help my under 8s from crowding the ball carrier, We are finding that all of the team huddle around the ball carrier at Starts / Restarts. I dont want to keep stopping play to tell them that huddling around the ball carrier is not creating the space they need as i sound like a broken record.Any suggestions very welcome.Cheers

Matt Osborne Coach, England
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