#### Alignment - Running As A Group

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby Alignment - Running as a group Agility & Running Skills Working in groups of up to 4, players spaced approximately 4-5 metres apart. Players jo...

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category: Agility-Running-Skills

Rugby Alignment - Running as a group Agility & Running Skills Working in groups of up to 4, players spaced approximately 4-5 metres apart. Players jo...

category: Warm-up

Rugby League Agility Fitness Drill Warm up Set up the practice as shown above. 40m x 20m Grid. Groups of 4 Player start in the bottom right corner an...

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Contact Relay Warm Up Break your players down into groups of 3. In each area there should be 1 player with a tackle shield, 1 player with a tac...

category: Sevens

Rugby 2 v 2 Box Sevens Tell your players the following...... Whichever group of 2 is given the ball becomes the attack, and should attack upon receiv...

category: Contact-Skills

Rugby Three Player Circuit Contact Skills The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood i...

category: Contact-skills

Rugby League 3 player circuit Contact skills This practice is set out with a inner square and a outer square. The players in their groups of 3 stand ...

category: Decision-making

Rugby 4 vs 1 vs 1 Decision making Players work in groups of six, with 1 ball per group and set up in the following way: 4 attackers vs 1 defender (be...

category: Tag-Rugby

Rugby Follow The Leader Tag Rugby Large Grid 20m x 20m. Players in groups of 5 with one ball per group The leader with the ball can run in any direct...

category: Off-Loads

Rugby Offload central Off Loads Set Up Small 10 x 10m grid - 1/3rd of group on knees - 1/3rd with ball - 1/3rd supporting Players move around grid - ...

category: Contact-Skills

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Ruck

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Ball.
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
- The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2.

- Everyone find some space.
- Stand opposite your partner.
- One of the players (attacker) use footwor...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 2.

- Everyone find some space.
- Stand opposite your partner.
- One of the players (attacker) use footwor...

category: zTackling

- Groups of 2.

- Everyone find some space.
- Stand opposite your partner.
- One of the players (attacker) use footwor...

category: Decision-making

Four players per group inside a 10m x 30m Channel. Requires 10 cones and 1 ball.

Two players start outside of the grid with two players insi...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Tackling

- Groups of 12+
- Bibs
- Balls
- Cones

Get all players ot get into teams of 3.

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the follow...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: School

Set up two lines of 3 cones, about 10 meters apart, with players on each of the three cones. On the coach's whistle players play out a 3v2 (always ...

category: Tag-Rugby

Groups of 5

Combine grids to make 2 channels each 10m x 20m

1 Ball per group

Ball carrier tries to score a try by running past...

category: Handling

- Groups 18
- Balls
- Cones

Groups of 4 line up on all sides of the square.

2 defenders tand in the middle o...

category: Sevens

- Using cones mark out the four corners and the midways points of each side of a 20 x 20 meter training area.
- Divide your players into...

category: Decision-making

category: Sevens

Tell them the following......

- The ball carrier will run forward with the ball, their partner will go with them in support.
- Th...

category: Match-Related

8 players are lined up just outside the 22 metre line, with 3 defenders starting under the posts with the ball.

One of the defenders kicks ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

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

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

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 ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Players will attack in teams of 2, each attacking unit will have their own ball.
- At the...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Players will attack in teams of 3, each attacking unit will have their own ball.
- At the...

category: Ball-Presentation

The ball carrier and one support player runs towards the other group and, at the middle the ball carrier goes to ground and presents the ball. The...

category: Ball-Presentation

- Groups of 3.
- Ball

One player performs a tackle on his knees.

The ball carrier works to manage the contact are...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Within a set playing area split your players into two groups - catchers and runners.

It's the catcher's job to tag as many runners as possib...

category: Warm-Up

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following laws for this exercise.....

- Players must start the game ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Sevens

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Warm-Up

- Divide your players into groups of five, with one player acting as a running. Each grid will need a runner. The runner starts on the runners ...

category: Contact-Skills

- groups of 4
- sausages
- ball

2 players lie next to the sausages, with a ball wedged between them.

When ...

category: Ruck

- groups of 4
- sausages
- ball

2 players lie next to the sausages, with a ball wedged between them.

When ...

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...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The attacking group will wait at the top of the training area until the coach calls the number of...

category: Contact-Skills

**Setup:**

Set up with 4 players with pads, and four players facing them about five metres away. There should be enough space between the...

category: Contact-Skills

**Setup:**

Set up with 4 players with pads, and four players facing them about five metres away. There should be enough space between the...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.........

- The coach will call a number e.g. 1.
- That attacking group must attack, aiming to sco...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.........

- The coach will call a number e.g. 1.
- That attacking group must attack, aiming to sco...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

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

category: Ruck

Have 3 or more pad holders, this depends on how many rucking units you wish to have and how many players you have at training - but work hard to ke...

category: Decision-making

category: Tag-Rugby

Up to 10 in a group. Each player should have a tag belt.

Each player partners up with someone and then stand side by side.

On the co...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players 1 starts standing with the ball. Player 2 starts on one knee. Player 3 starts o...

category: Decision-making

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Handling

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Passing

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Handling

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones

**1. Chanel Fix **

5 players Attack Defenders lined...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short, and get the ball moving around the circle as quickly as possible.

- First have the players move the bal...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.

- Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3+
- Bag
- Sausage

2 player starts on his chest infront of the sausage, another player lines up ...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 3+
- Bag
- Sausage

2 player starts on his chest infront of the sausage, another player lines up ...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 3+
- Bag
- Sausage

2 player starts on his chest infront of the sausage, another player lines up ...

category: Catching

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Handling

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Warm-Up

- 4 + groups
- Balls

All players have a ball, start by passing the ball once left then twice right, then 3 times l...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 3.
- Progression.

**1. Wrestling **

Players link up, one arm under & one arm over each...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 2
- Bags
- Balls
- Contact conditioning

**1. Body height clear out work**

In ...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 10+
- Tackle bags
- Cones

step 1 - players perform a down up - chest to the floor.

S...

category: Tackling

- Groups of three, the aim of the exercise is for the second defender to contest the tackle.
- One player starts with the ball, standing s...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Handling

- Groups 9+
- Ball
- Cones

This could be perfect fro a warm up drill.

Player with the ball runs to fir...

category: Passing

Set up a rectangle of cones (10x5) with two gates of cones of a different colour 2m in front of cones on opposite sides of the rectangle (See diagr...

category: Passing

Players line up at least 2 or 3 behind a cone.

- The ball starts at one end with the player running up to the cone in front of him and...

category: Warm-Up

Players line up at least 2 or 3 behind a cone.

- The ball starts at one end with the player running up to the cone in front of him and...

category: Passing

Set up 4 cones in a square, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts with a player on one cone who runs towa...

category: Passing

Set up a square of cones, and get the players to form equal lines behind each cone.

The ball starts in the hands of a player behind cone 1, w...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing short. You may consider having a demonstration group.

- Give two players opposite each other, one ball each.

category: Decision-making

The players stood behind the line work the ball up through the channel in groups of 5. As they progress up the area they work the ball left and rig...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
- Each group wi...

category: Warm-Up

This exercise is all about getting deep lines of support, speed onto the ball, warming up the entire body, and getting fit for rugby - in this one ...

category: Passing

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball.
- They should make 10 passes on one hand, and then 10 ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

category: Warm-Up

In fours players are moving up a channel. The support runner (blue player in the animation) calls themselves into the line, receives a pass, offloa...

category: Passing

- There will be one ball carrier at any one time.
- They will run around the circle, passing the ball.
- The ball must be handled...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first attacking group lines up with enough depth to attack the edge of the grid, they pass th...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6.
- Tackle Suits.
- Ball

**1. 1 v 2 - Shoulders on**

1 attacker must run in ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The first attacking until enters through the top of the first channel, the defender there can the...

category: Warm-Up

- Within each group of 10, there should be 4 attackers and 6 defenders.
- The defenders should be in the outer grid and the attackers wi...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Divide your players into two groups and set up two lines of cones about 3m apart.

Each cone should be 1.5m apart in a straight line.

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: Passing

Keep your player briefing, brief! You may decide to have a demonstration grid.

- On your call, all players fan out to receive a pass.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The first players in each group sprint to the second blue cone then quickly back ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Mark out a channel about 10 meters in length, with a cone at either end and four diagonally placed other cones.

Divide your players into two...

category: Handling

- Groups of 15
- Ball
- Bags

Groups of 3 on all sides of the grid, with 2 defenders in the middle.

category: Decision-making

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Passing

- Groups 10+
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

Groups of 5....

category: Handling

- Groups 16+
- Cones

Attackers and defender line up at the start of the grid.

The grid is 3 chanels al...

category: Passing

Now split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of colored bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your playe...

category: Ball-Presentation

In groups of 4 inside the grid with 1 ball per group.

Players should pass the ball around the group with small pops.

On the coach's w...

category: Tag-Rugby

Leader of the group can run in any direction, the rest must f...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- One group of 3 will be on the bottom right cones, the attack - they should have a ball each.

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Equal number of defenders and attackers. Use bibs to identify both teams.
- Normal l...

category: Handling

On GO, the ball carrier sprint across the grid with ball in two hands and pass to front player of opposite group.

category: School

- Great the large numbers, variety of skills in small areas and can be advanced/simplified for all abilities.
- Groups of 3, 3 ch...

category: Passing

- Groups of four, players stand in a T shape with about two yards between each player.
- The player in the middle is the focal point and e...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of four, players stand in a T shape with about two yards between each player.
- The player in the middle is the focal point and e...

category: Handling

1) Run outside cone with ball (either side) and on to other group.

2) First three people in each group with a ball - six people on the move....

category: Passing

- Lets just get the ball moving clockwise for a while, just to get the ball moving through the hands.
- After a minute or two, lets swit...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following:

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player at the start of one of the lines a b...

category: Ball-Presentation

Two players with shields stand facing the runners on opposite sides of a grid. On the command, the players run into the shield and spins to their ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The first should of 3 will PUSH, drifting across and HIT the pads together.
- They will th...

category: Handling

On the coach's call players run through the slalom.

As they pass each cone they have to pass the ball around their waists.

category: Defensive-Patterns

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 10+
- 3 Bags
- balls
- Cones

1. With bags

3 Attckers with b...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball.
- They will co...

category: Warm-Up

- With a group of nine, tell two of them they are attackers - for now. The rest will be in defence.
- Allocate your defenders within the...

category: Passing

Passing drill under pressure.

Set up a grid roughly 20m x 15m, with lines of 4 players facing each other across the grid. Each line of 4 need...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players work in groups of 5 in a grid 10m x 10m, with 1 Ball per group.

4 Players work as a team to make 10 passes.

The defender trie...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following:

- One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
- The attackers ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following:

- One group of two players will be defenders, you might want to give them bibs.
- The attackers ...

category: Handling

1 player in a group of players kicks the ball into the air for the single player to catch the ball all player have to run and support the catcher a...

category: Kicking

1 player in a group of players kicks the ball into the air for the single player to catch the ball all player have to run and support the catcher a...

category: Kicking

One team starts in the middle of the grid along the line. The idea of the game is to kick the ball over...

category: Kicking

Grid: 10 x 20 or 30 (depending on age) with up to 4 balls, depending on age/ability of players.

Players kick from one group to the other. ...

category: Kicking

One player from each team goes to the oppositions end and starts in the end zone.

The aim of the ga...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's important to get your players working as quickly as possible.
- Lets get the ball and the player...

category: Warm-Up

- Have four players stand at the four cones, the other players, in their own running groups of four should, be behind them - ready to go when t...

category: Passing

- Using cones, mark out a training area 15 meters x 10 meters.
- Split your players into groups of 2.
- Allocate 4 groups of 2 to...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6+ players.
- 3 tackle shields per group.
- 1 Tackle Sausage per group.

- 3 people with...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Warm-Up

- Players start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
- They advance as a defensive ...

category: Warm-Up

- The players behind start running around the circle in a clockwise direction.
- When the coach shouts ATTACK, each player must get back...

category: School

- Players work 45 seconds at a time before rotating.
- Play made tackle and drives the pad back. The player then goes on the floo...

category: Catching

in groups of 4 or 5

Player in the middle to support both sides.

player with the ball throws or kicks the ball into the air for the pl...

category: Lineout

category: Lineout

- Groups of 3

-Players take turn in lifiting eachother using the correct lineout technique.

- Once in the air play...

category: Defensive-Patterns

3 attackers and 2 defenders.

The scrum half passes to the first receiver of group of 3 attackers.

The 3 attacking players must then p...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Scrum

Tell your players the following......

- Each group of two players should have their own ball.
- While they have a partner, they c...

category: Maul

category: Maul

category: Ruck

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group o...

category: Match-Related

Pupils are put into teams of 12 (with larger groups reserves maybe used). Play a full game incorporating :-

6 vs 6 Scrums.

6 vs 6 line...

category: Tag-Rugby

Both defenders must start at one corner of the pitch. The attackers must have at le...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Tag-Rugby

The aim of the game is for teams with unequal number of players to defend and attack. Possesion is changed if one of the follo...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups 6+
- Cones.
- Balls

**1. Warm up - Non Contact.**

Players start on the corner of a squ...

category: Tackling

- Groups 6+
- Cones.
- Balls

**1. Warm up - Non Contact.**

Players start on the corner of a squ...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

category: Off-Loads

- The ball carrier runs towards the defender and attracts the tackle.
- After contact, the player turns to offload to their teammate makin...

category: Handling

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.&nbs...

category: Off-Loads

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.&nbs...

category: Off-Loads

- Groups of 10+
- Ball
- Bibs.

In 5m Channel have 4 defenders stood one behind eachother 5m apart.

Have ...

category: Catching

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Handling

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Handling

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Off-Loads

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Off-Loads

- Ball
- Groups of 3+

- 2 attackers line up opposite a defender.
- The defender makes a low ...

category: Contact-Skills

category: Defensive-Patterns

Drill to practice defensive organisation when the kicker must put their teammates onside.

Set up a grid roughly 30m long and 30m wide.

...

category: Decision-making

category: Decision-making

- Groups of 6+
- Ball

3 Attackers line up opposite 2 defenders.

The ball carrier takes the ball hard up to t...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The first attacking unit will go, at the same time 2 of the defenders will round the top of the ...

category: Passing

- Keep you player briefing, brief. Get the players moving and training as soon as possible.
- If you feel it would help, have one group ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- Players should make 10 passes each between the 5 meter and the touch line.
- When they hav...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following.....
- In groups of 2 they will attack, passing the ball before they reach each unique cone, so when t...

category: Passing

Great for scrum halves to practice placement of foot and following through with hands.

2 balls, 3 support players, 1 passer

Ted on th...

category: Passing

Good for warm ups and co-ordination, getting used to keeping your body straight on and handling the ball and practicing using your arms to pass the...

category: Passing

Tell the players the following.....

- This is simple, just attack from the bottom and top of the grid at pace.
- There can be two...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.......

- There should be one group of 4 players between each cone on the four sides of the grid.

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief - and get the players moving as quickly as you can. You may consider having a demo group.
- On your g...

category: Warm-Up

- Have a quick demo using one group - keep your player briefing, brief.
- Each pair face one another and stand side by side, about 1 met...

category: Backs-Moves

- Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
- Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
- 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

category: Handling

- Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
- Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
- 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

category: Passing

- Set up a grid of about 10 x 10
- Aim to have 12 attackers and 2 defenders
- 3 attackers spread out on each side of the square. One...

category: Backs-Moves

- Start out with a grid of 10 x 10
- Passing progressions are based upon the ability of players to fix defenders - ensure the exerci...

category: Passing

- Start out with a grid of 10 x 10
- Passing progressions are based upon the ability of players to fix defenders - ensure the exerci...

category: Handling

- Groups of 12+
- Balls
- Cones

4 defenders lineup in a passing grid, that has laid out 2 red cones and 2 bl...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell you players the following......

- Players will attack in groups of 2, so we...

category: Passing

- Tell the players the following......

- Runners move forward towards the cone opposite to their location. ...

category: Handling

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
- The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
- They should m...

category: Passing

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other.
- The pass should come from on, or behind the hip.
- They should m...

category: Handling

- Groups of 4
- Balls
- Tackle bags/sausages
- Cones.

3 players line up opposite 3 bags la...

category: Warm-Up

Make sure that your players are holding their tackle shields correctly!

- Have your players work in groups of 10, adjust depending on yo...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

5 players in a group line up within touching distance of one another, and stand facing the coach who has a ball in his hand.

The coach then ...

category: Passing

5 players in a group line up within touching distance of one another, and stand facing the coach who has a ball in his hand.

The coach then ...

category: Warm-Up

Make sure your warm-up area is marked out before the players arrive.

- Depending on the number of players you have at training, mark out...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- groups of 8 +.
- Cones
- Balls.
- Bibs

**1. 1v1 in 5mx5m Grid.**

Play...

category: Ruck

In groups of four, the ball carrier runs out, turns and passes the ball to the second player. The first player then becomes a defender. Player 2...

category: Passing

Passing in groups of 4.

Have two lines set up parallel about 3-5m apart: in this case Yellow and Orange.

Have players stand on yellow (...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 4

Focus on foot placment against the attacker.

One player stands on his own, opposite ano...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 4

Focus on foot placment against the attacker.

One player stands on his own, opposite ano...

category: Sevens

- Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
- At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

category: Warm-Up

- Within a group there are two groups of 4 attackers and one chaser/scrum half.
- At the middle point, marked by a cones, the scrum half...

category: Maul

This game is designed to teach the players to work together to drive a maul forward and keep control of the ball.

- Set Up a field appro...

category: Ruck

In this exercise position 3 pad holding units, or 1 or 2 players, five meters in front of 3 rucking units, 1 unit facing each pad. Two players on e...

category: Decision-making

Defenders and attackers line up outside the coned area in lines of five.

The coach will call out two numbers, the first refers to how many a...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6+ players.
- 3 tackle shields per group.
- 1 Tackle Sausage per group.

- 3 people with...

category: School

- Excellent drill to get players working off the ball to create depth while not turning their backs.
- Groups of 3 or 4.&nbs...

category: Match-Related

Out in 4s - simple hands - When players reach the end they should turn left.

Group realigns around the cone and then use simple hands to fin...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players work in groups of 5, with 1 ball per group - starting in a single file.

The first player runs out 5m then stops, turns slightly and ...

category: Warm-Up

- With each new instruction to players you'll be having a race, lets see which group is the fastest - no cheating!
- Don't spend too muc...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players race to a line 10m away and back to their own group to hand over to the next playe...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- There will be one ball to each group, any player can be the ball carrier.
- ...

category: Passing

Each group forms a circle with players about 1m apart. First practise passing and catch around the circle. Next, the first player to pass runs ar...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first group of 3 go first.
- The first player hits in on the bag with their shoulder, ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- The first group of 3 go first.
- The first player, the ball carrier, hits in on the pad an...

category: Contact-Skills

- Bags
- Min 12+
- Ball

There is a working group of 4 in the middle of 8 differnt bag holders working in 2's...

category: Ruck

Groups of 4 and two groups of defenders with contact pads. 1 ball per group.

- The ball carrier drives into the contact pads and presen...

category: School

- Excellent way to involve large numbers and fitness.
- Develops understanding of working hard when on the floor, communication a...

category: Sevens

Using cones and tackle bags, mark out your training area as shown in the diagram. The tackle bags should be stood up, and at a distance away from...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players ...

category: Tag-Rugby

Each batsman will either pass or throw the ball into the fielding ...

category: Passing

- Tell you players the following......

- There will be two players on one side of the middle line of cones, and another group...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Player A carries ball forward, B calls for (long or short) ball & negotiates obstacle,

& then passes to C who passes to the next group.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

No of players: 4 per grid, max. 20.

Balls per group: 1.

Markers: 4

Grid size: 10x10.

4 players line up behind each other. Front play...

category: Match-Related

2 groups of 2 players start on set cones about 15m apart. The 2 players are situated one in behind the other, the same goes for the second set of 2...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3
- Sausage
- Ball

1 player lines up opposite a standing sausage, wrestles it to the floor, land...

category: Ruck

- Groups of 3
- Sausage
- Ball

1 player lines up opposite a standing sausage, wrestles it to the floor, land...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 3
- Sausage
- Ball

1 player lines up opposite a standing sausage, wrestles it to the floor, land...

category: Tag-Rugby

T...

category: Decision-making

Groups of ten work with one ball per group

Defenders scattered around the grid, static and can only operate sideways

If touched, the ...

category: School

- To make the players work harder poster high ability group, if they score, then they can attack the other way.
- By having to tu...

category: Tag-Rugby

Players take it in turns to be the defender in the middle (4 tackles then change). The atta...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6
- Balls

2 attackers start with the ball the complete a simple 2v1 catch and pass.

The fi...

category: Scrum

- Groups of 3.

- 1 player is active, 2 players are resisiting.

- Active player gets into scrumage position between...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 3.

- 1 player is active, 2 players are resisiting.

- Active player gets into scrumage position between...

category: Scrum

- Groups of 3.

- 2 players get into the T.O.P positon next to eachother.

- Another player on all 4 knees on thier ...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 3.

- 2 players get into the T.O.P positon next to eachother.

- Another player on all 4 knees on thier ...

category: Scrum

- Groups of 2.
- Tackle Bag.

-Players stand no more than 1m away from eachother.

- Working player must get into st...

category: Scrum

- Groups of 3.

- 2 players get into a strong T.O.P position.

- Another player starts to to standing press ups on to the ...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 3.

- 2 players get into a strong T.O.P position.

- Another player starts to to standing press ups on to the ...

category: Decision-making

Groups of ten with one ball per group

Defenders start bunched sat on the floor

Start attackers spread out (width)

On the word ...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Repetitive drill aimed at improving the clear out of a defender at the ruck
- Players are split into groups of three, two attackers and ...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following, keeping your player briefing, brief! It's vital to get the players moving as quickly as possible.

category: Tackling

The group is split in half.

The coach is positioned behind the defenders and instructs the movement of the attackers, who are holding tackle...

category: Tackling

- groups of 2

One player uses footwork and fast feet to try and lose his shadow (the other player)

The shadow has ...

category: Sevens

- The first group of 4 starts at the top of the grid, moving forward. The ball should be with the outside player, who makes a short pass in to ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set up as shown in diagram

Coach to call Left or Right to ensure no collis...

category: Passing

- Easy drill to do with the players
- Split players up into groups of three, one ball per group
- Player 1 to Player 2
- Playe...

category: Defensive-Patterns

category: Passing

- Tell your players the follow.....

- The first two players at each coach will advance, attacking the cone to their left, in ...

category: Passing

- Brief your players one what you would like them to do.
- Start the activity by having all players pass the ball around the grid in any...

category: Passing

- Passing and receiving exercise to warm the players up and get the handling skills ready for training.
- Minimum 9 players.
- Group...

category: Tag-Rugby

The first player runs out to the 5 meter line then stops, ...

category: Warm-Up

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the followin...

category: Maul

Set up lines of defenders with pads aligned laterally across your working area. You can either have 1 line so the attacking players work once and...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The six in the playing area play a 4 v 2 against each other trying to pass...

category: Catching

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Handling

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Passing

- Groups of 8
- Ball
- Cones

2 sets of 4 players line up back to back.

Cones are places 3m apart and 3 in fo...

category: Tag-Rugby

The six in the playing area play a 4 v 2 against each other trying to pass...

category: School

- Any number of players can be used. Make the distance between each pass shorter for lower ability groups.
- Excellent develop a...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........

- Players should be 5m apart.
- ...

category: Passing

- The rest of the players are told to stand at one end of the field (they are the Space Pirates). The space police want to try and blow up the ...

category: Handling

- Groups of 6+
- Balls
- Sausages/Bags
- Cones

Players line up opposite the trinagle of cones set up o...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Within a set playing area split your players into two groups - catchers and runners.

It's the catcher's job to tag as many runners as possib...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 6+
- Balls
- Bibs
- Cones

One player with a ball must run around trying to tou...

category: School

Players work in groups of 3 around the cone in a single file and must quickly realign to receive a pass each on the outside shoulder.

Once a...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Setup as shown in diagram

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Run straight then change direction at the first cone. Attack the opposite corner and pass to the su...

category: Sevens

- The ball carrier advances, running diagonally across the grid with the player on the other cone doing the same, but with a delay.
- Th...

category: Match-Related

Set your players up so they are in groups of 6, with 3 forwards and 3 backs.

Line up the 3 backs to protect 2 try lines (marked by red cones)...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3/4
- 1 Tackle Sausage.
- 1 Tackle bag.

**1. Tackle Bag conditioning.**

category: Tackling

- Groups of 3/4
- 1 Tackle Sausage.
- 1 Tackle bag.

**1. Tackle Bag conditioning.**

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

Players work in groups of four against two defenders (holding tackle bags) who are stood inside the channel.

The attackers run around the fu...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2
- Tackle Bags
- Cones

**1. Warm up light contact**

Players line up opposite...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2

Players get in partners and stand opposite eahcother.

They use footwork to get within eahcother ...

category: Tackling

The overal aim is to maximise contact time with players while minimalising injury and fatigue.

**For lower age group...**

category: Maul

Players start the game and after each touch the touched player must simulate a MAUL by turning and setti...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 10+
- Balls
- Bibs
- Cones

4 player with a 1 ball must run around trying to to...

category: Kicking

The player with the ball runs forward a...

category: Kicking

4 teams of 2 players, with 2 teams at each end.

One player from the 1st team starts with the ball.

The player with the ball runs forw...

category: Kicking

The player with the ball runs forward a...

category: Handling

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief!
- Tell your players the folloiwng.........
- Players should be moving, staying around 5 meters...

category: Warm-Up

- Quickly tell the players that when you blow you whistle and shout Atom, you will also shout a number to let the players know the size of the ...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....

- We have 8 static pass...

category: Warm-Up

- Tell the players that one group is the Mice and that mice have tails, their tags. The other group is not happy with the Mice, they are the Fa...

category: School

Set up one small grid (5x5m), one medium grid (10x10m) and one large area (15x15m). Players work in groups of 3 with one ball.

Coach shouts ...

category: Warm-Up

- The players in their groups of 3 stand between the lines of the inner square with the working group stood inside the other players.
- ...

category: Sevens

- Players start in attacking group of 3 on the 10 meter side of the grid. They pass the ball down the line at 10 meters,� attacking forward the...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players stand in a line with the ball in the hands of the front player.

The first player runs to the edge of the grid and then bends to place...

category: Ruck

category: Sevens

- Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

category: Warm-Up

- Put a group of 7 inside inside one of your grids. Tell them the following laws: The player not wearing a bib (the runner) is trying stay away...

category: Sevens

- One of the players in a group of 4 should be an attacker, and should take the pad.
- The other 3 players will be defenders.
- T...

category: Tackling

Tracking hit (2 x 10 minutes in split groups)

Set up

3 different colour cones on the gain line. 2m spacing (set up 3-4 are...

category: Warm-Up

This passing exercise will keep large groups of players busy passing, running onto, and moving the ball in traffic without the need to spend large ...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- The first line of attackers move forward, passing the ball down the line.
- ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Passing

5 players in a group, line up within touching distance of one another, facing the coach who has a ball in his hand.

The coach then calls &quo...

category: Passing

- Tell your players the following......

- Two players will be defenders, it's their job to try and intercept the ball. <...

category: Passing

- Tell them the following......

- Using just one hand they should pass the ball to each other, spinning the ball.
- Th...

category: Passing

- Tell them the following......

- Each attack will be up and down, up the left and down the right side of the cones.

category: School

- Exercise get players to understand the changing amount of time they may have on the ball.
- Groups of 3 or 4
- pla...

category: Passing

In groups of 4 - 1 ball straight hands across. on the other side pass the ball to the next group.

Start with 2 close passes and on pass 3 an...

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3
- Ball

One Player lies in a Long placement on the floor.

Another player (Jackaler) comes over ...

category: Warm-Up

- Groups of 3
- Ball

One Player lies in a Long placement on the floor.

Another player (Jackaler) comes over ...

category: Match-Related

Start your session by splitting the players into two teams, one with bibs and the other without.

Once the teams have been decided begin the ...

category: Passing

- Keep your player briefing, brief! Tell the players the following or have a demonstration group.....

- We have 1 scrum half,...

category: Passing

Tell the players to do the following......

- The player with the ball passes to the next player and follows the direction of the ball.

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Burst through defensive lines with this attacking passing and handling plan - designed to sharpen your players' support running in the attack

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Improve your players decision making to help them recognise where the space will develop and how they can maximise their success when they create the ...

After building up some preseason contact resilience, it?s time to refine players tackling techniques to build their confidence as players go into cont...

As the start of the season nears, continue to build your players resilience to contact and ensure they?re up to speed with their physical conditioning...

Contest for every ball and cause a turnover with this session by focussing on both defensive and attacking breakdowns. Work on the jackal and bounce i...

Develop the aggressive Blitz defending style in you game and don’t let the opposition get comfortable on the ball with this session.

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

Fast hands and a cool head will be needed in this physically testing pressure passing session - are your players up to the challenge?

Use it, and not lose it! Create, secure and defend a maul with this session for a successful season.

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