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<p class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>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 following laws: <ul type=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;disc&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;> <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Keep the law briefing, brief! Get your players moving as quickly as you can. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Start this game with a rugby league style touch game - when touched a player can set the ball down, standing over the ball, another player moves the ball from the ground; restarting the attack. Make it a two touch turnover game to start with.<br /> <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Punish every mistake; forward passes, off sides, everything; be harsh. Each mistake results in a turn over. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>When the players get going; tell them that every touch will result in a turn over. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>On a turn over ball the defence must retreat 10 Meters. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Be harsh; any touch and the attack lose the ball. Any law infringements; and the attack lose the ball. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Referee the defense equally harshly; if they infringe; force them back 10 meters and allow the attack to continue. <li class=&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;&quot;>Change the laws as you see fit, and let us know the variations that work for you.

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switch pass in rugby union

switch pass in rugby union

maria Coach, England

Please supply me with the positional play for a No8 at the maul,defence,and attack

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Buddy Walker Coach, New Zealand

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I coach Under 11's I have two players that do all the right things in training but when the game starts they will not pass. They do score tries but I think we could score more if they passed. What can I do? Gary SWales

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Gary Grant Coach, Wales

Successive quick tap penalties - at referee's discretion ??

During a recent U17's league game, the opposing side took two consecutive quick tap penalties. During a break in play shortly after, as the coach attending an injured player, I questioned the referee on the legality of this passage of play, as my understanding was that two consecutive quick taps, used to catch the opposition in an offside position and therefore gain terratorial advantage, was not allowed under current law. The referee responded that this law is at his discretion and when we discussed after the game, he stated there is no such aw and that it is a "gentlemens agreement". I have since reviewed the laws on penalties and there is no specific law preventing a side taking two quick tap penalties. Has anyone else come across this interpretation and how can this be managed consistantly if when watching elite games, such a move is not allowed yet can be allowed at junior level ?

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Rules on hand offs

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I am coaching under 13 b side and i am trying to find?

I am coaching under 13 b side and i am trying to find some drills to pump the team up during training Any Suggestios

Todd Schultz Coach, Australia

Is sealing the ball at the tackle and ruck legal again?

Is sealing the ball at the tackle and ruck legal again?

Des Crowley Coach, United States of America

How would you help a 17yr old scrum half understand about not taking all the good ball on himself,this has just started creeping into his game

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I'm 19 years old in Canada and have started a new rugby team?

I'm 19 years old in Canada and have started a new team. All the students that have signed up are new to the game and are about 14/15.. Any tips on how to introduce rugby to them?

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u8s running sideways not forward!

What drills would anybody reccomend to encourage forward running in an u8s side,whilst keeping it fun?Some players tend to crab along the pitch.

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Is this penalty play legal?

I want to run a play that catches opposing players off guard when my team has been given a penalty. Is it legal to call for a shot at the posts, place the ball on the tee, and go through the motions of a penalty kick. However, I keep four or so guys ready behind my kicker, who only kicks the ball off the tee 10m in front. Both the kicker and 4 team mates then run onto the ball, scoop it up and put it through the hands if required to score. I notice a lot of our opposition huddle under the posts, or leave massive areas open, when we call for a shot. Can you call for a shot, but not actually take a shot?

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How can I improve my players 1 on 1 tackling

I have noticed that a lot of children try to tackle with their hands instead of their shoulders, does anybody else have this problem and what can I do to remedy it. Larger players run straight through a poor hands only defence, kids trying to grab at jerseys and coming up with nothing. Thanks for any input

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(U11 Rugby) - How to referee the 'big lad'

I'm coaching and reffing U11 rugby and one of my players is the definitive 'big lad'. His 'strength' is his size and his power, but last weekend he didn't seem to get reffed fairly. The opposition couldn't tackle him down, one on one and when another two joined in to make a mini maul, that didn't slow him down much either. The ref then let other people join in the (one sided) struggle to tackle him down, which seemed very unfair as A) it's outside the laws of U11 rugby,, B) it makes it nigh on impossible for him to offload, C) when he is brought to ground, he has 4-5 players all over him and he got pinged for 'holding on'. He is a recent arrival to rugby and it was our first game for a couple of months, so the situation hadn't reared his head before. We are keen that he learns all of the core skills of rugby and doesn't get used as a battering ram, but after seeing a pack of hyenas trying to pull down the big fella, something just didn't seem right to me.I'd be grateful for any thoughts and opinions.

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Under 8 coaching drill

Looking to plan a 1.5 hour session for under 8. Do you have any advice on specific under 8 rugby union drills

Scott Coach, England

Quick Hands and Handling

which drills are best for those who lack handling skills and slow hands?

Sesethu Time Coach, South Africa

Looking for Lateral pass coach...

Looking for Lateral pass coaching games

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how to keep a defensive line f...

i currently help out with the coaching of the u7+u8 tag rugby but we are struggling to keep a defensive line can have anybody got any drills

jason halse Coach, Wales
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