Drill Categories

Tackling Drills

All players need to be able to tackle. Tackling is how a player physically stops an opponent from moving forward with the ball. It's a vital aspect of...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Broken Defence

category: Sevens

Rugby Broken Defence Sevens Tell your players the following..... The attacking group will wait at the top of the training area until the coach calls ...

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...

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?

React And Defend

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby React and Defend Defensive Patterns Drill to test defenders reactions to situations. Set up a 15m x 15m grid with 3 defenders (blue) and 4 atta...

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...

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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

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...

Autosave 96804903

defenders are only allowed to move from left to right, defending by tap on hips with two hands