Drill Categories

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...

Sevens Drills

The Sevens drills below to sharpen your players' rugby skills such as quick hands, speed evasion and passing under pressure before moving on to develo...

Drills

Defending In Threes

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Defending in Threes Defensive Patterns Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m. 3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the othe...

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...

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 ...

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...

Attack/Defend

category: Sevens

Rugby Attack/Defend Sevens Tell your players the following...... Players will standing at the midway point of the playing area. Tell each team which ...

Ruck Defence

category: Ruck

Rugby Ruck Defence Ruck Coach controls defence with calls up and back between cones placed 1 - 2 metres apart. On the call of "LIVE" the defence stay...

Defence - Swimming In Twos

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Defence - Swimming in Twos Defensive Patterns 2 defenders work together to force 5 players to pass and work them towards touch. The golden rule...

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...

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Sessions

Phase Play and Continuity

Continue to build the phases in your play and get your team working as an unit to offer support with this session!

Defensive Skills: Contest Possession

Pile the pressure on the oppositions attack with this defensive skills session. Get them scanning the attack to put pressure on the ball carrier and a...

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.

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Community Drills

Run around tag rugby

2 teams align next to coach.Coach passes ball to one team, all players must "run-around" their marker to enter the playing grid.3 v 3 tag ru...

On going 2V1

Defender stays defending until they touch an attacker with the ball or intercepts the ball. defender can only move towards the attackers. Once they ha...

Scoring tries at the end zone

2 teamseach team has an ingoalthe aim of the game is score as many tires on the opponents ingoalThere is no defending involve so you are not allow to ...

Autosave 99064688

Defending the maul- first person hassles ball carrier players to encourage the maul towards sideline by putting numbers and hitting the open side ear...