Drill Categories

Maul Drills

A maul is similar to a ruck but occurs when the ball is held up off the floor (in a player's hand). The maul drills, videos and mini games below will ...

Off Loads Drills

An off load is when a tackled player passes the ball to a teammate before the tackle is completed. Use the 2v1 and tackle bag off load drills and vide...

Drills

1 Hand Hip Drive

category: Passing

  • The aim of the drill is to develop players wrist strength.

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 2

category: Handling

  • The aim of the drill is to develop ball carrying in a contact zone.

1V1 Tackle And Support Clear

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

3 players (One player in Tackle Suit, one ball carrier and one support player) and one ball.

Ball carrier attacks suited player and takes le...

2 Hand Passing Hip Drive

category: Passing

  • The aim of the drill is to develop players wrist strength.
  • Start with the ball sitting on the outside of the hip
  • No backward m...

2 Vs 1 + 1 In 2 Grids

category: Ball-Presentation

2 attackers with a half back attack a defender

The support player should be able to read the situation and apply the best techniques for bal...

3 V Tackle Bag And Body Suit

category: Off-Loads

3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two s...

3 V Tackle Bag And Body Suit

category: Passing

3 attackers start at the beginning of the grid who will go up against the tackle bag first and then the person in the body suit second; these two s...

Web Videos

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Answers

Sessions

Developing the Maul

Work on your team's maul technique with this session, improving their current ability to create, secure and defend the maul

Ruck through the Gate

Teach your team to ruck safely, effectively and quickly. By going 'through the gate' you'll avoid giving away penalties and encourage better binding

Community Drills

Main session - progression - 10 mins

Players start in pairs. First player moves the defender and then goes into contact and then:Passes the ball to support runnerdrives into defender whil...

Body Position drill 1

Hit agilityPlayer must lead into the pad with shoulder and drive with feet whilst going to ground.Player then releases ball and rolls away and back pe...

RUCK AROUND THE CLOCK

Ball carrier takes it into contactPresent ball to support playersFirst two support players clear defenders out/protect ballLast player acts as scrum h...

Two channel mauls

Set up three lines of cones 3 metres apart. Ball & player in middle.3 attachers on each channel at one end and3 defenders at one channel on ...