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

WHY? Put pressure on attacking side. Force ball back inside.

Progression Drift Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Rugby Progression Drift Defence Defensive Patterns groups of 8 +. Cones Balls. Bibs 1. 1v1 in 5mx5m Grid. Players line up opposite eachother on a gri...

Simple Drift Defence

category: Defensive-Patterns

Description. 3 attacks - 2 defenders; Scrum half passes to first receiver of group of 3; 3 attack 2 passing ball down line. Coaching points. 2 defend...

Web Videos

Rugby defensive shape session

Coach Daryl Slade-Jones takes the British Army Rugby team through a defensive drill. The drill has various tackle pads identified by coloured cones.


Coaching the Drift Defence

Get your players thinking their way through this session, focussing on Drift Defence when the opposition have an overlap on the outside.


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.



Community Drills

Defence Focus: 2/3 on 5 Drift defence

15 m x 15 m area2 x cones mid-way on touchline (1 = defence, 1 = attack)2 x defence between cones into grid2 x attack between close cones, other attac...

Live Drift defence

set up a scrum. Line up players as in the diagram.move ball along attacking line.Fly half pushes defensive line up and calls drift when the ball ...