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...

Ruck Clear Out Drills

A ruck clear out involves players removing their opposition from the ruck to allow a quick pass to be made and avoid turnovers. The ruck and clear out...

Drills

1 Vs 1 Ball Retention

category: Ball-Presentation

The ball carrier walks up to the defender and turns away to present the ball to their own team.

The defender should try to turn the ball car...

1 Vs 1 Colour Cones

category: Agility-Running-Skills

There are 3 players who setup to take part in the drill. The attacker on orange and 2 defenders each on a different colour. Here it is on the blue ...

1 Vs 1 Get To Feet

category: Contact-Skills

Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.

Tac...

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 On 1 Attack And Defence Drill

category: Match-Related

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

2 On 1 Attack And Defence Drill

category: Passing

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

2 V 1 Into 3 V 2

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...

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 V 2 (Switch)

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 ...

2 V 2 Box

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

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

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Sessions

Using the Overlap

Make sure your players support their team-mates with this session, by using the overlap in attack

Improving Rucking Technique

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

Community Drills

2. Speed to the Ruck - 30 mins

Area is set up with 3 bags simulating a tackle area, each with a ball (these are numbered 1, 2 & 3), 5 defenders with pads in between 2 cones, 5m from...

Defensive line advance

Start 7m apart. Defenders advance towards attackers together keeping in a line. Attackers must pass the ball the the other end of the line before...

Main session

Both players start in cue. On the whistle each player runs around cone into channel. Attcker get a ball passed to them and attempts to beat the defend...