Drill Categories

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...


2 Vs 1 - With Running Support

category: Off-Loads

The lead attacker runs at straight at defender.

Attacks runs into space, either on the left or the right, takes the tackle and then off-load...

2 Vs 1

category: School

  • continuous attack wire is handling under pressure and incorporates a large number of players.
  • Emphasis on the execution of the skill...

2 Vs 2 Linebreak Scenario

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Here we are re-creating a 2 vs 2 scenario which we might find on the field. The aim is to put players under the same conditions which they would po...

3 V 2 V 2

category: Handling

Set up a channel with two sets of defenders working in pairs inside.

Three attacking players start with the ball and run around the far cone...

Agility Slalom - Race

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Start with 2 players on the centre cone, each with a ball, and facing each other.

  1. On the shout "GO", they both run backwards to the fi...

Agility Slalom

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The first player runs around the red cone and back down to the start of the slalom. There the player zig-zags up the slalom, then back down before ...

Alignment - Running As A Group

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Working in groups of up to 4, players spaced approximately 4-5 metres apart.

Players jog to the 1st cone then jog backwards to the start line...

Back Row Drill

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The player either starts lying on their front or must perform 10 squat thrusts as fast as possible before then jogging forwards towards the coach.<...

Box Agility Running

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players line up in two groups on the first cone. On GO, the first players side step to the second cone, go around it and run backwards to cone thr...

Building The Loop

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

  1. One group of 4 players will be in defence.
  2. The other two groups of 4 will be in attack, ...

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Skill Drills!

Work on your player’s individual skills with this session, with a variety of fun drills!


Heads up Rugby - Think fast

Attack the space! Develop your players' speed, reaction and decision making to improve their ability to get through holes in defences.


Improving the length of pass

The ball travels faster than a running player, so stretch your opponents defence by developing your players' long pass.


Community Drills

Passing Drills 3Defending Drill

Players get into pairs10 by 10m cones are set up into a square The players start at opposite cones (one player has a ball) they then run to the centre...

Evasion Race

2 teams race against each otherlow positionball in 2 handslight on feetfast as they canpop ball to next person

Handling game

Red player works for 30 seconds1 ball is passed to red player, who must quickly pass ball to a free blue playerImmediately after he has passed 1st bal...

Main set

10 mins acceleration drill: 5 people in a race, everyone lies on the ground facing towards the finish line with arms beside their body and palms facin...