#### Backs Moves Drills

There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the S...

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There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the S...

Catching is how the player takes control of the ball with their hands from a pass, kick or lineout. The catching videos and drills below will boost yo...

A major part of rugby involves two or more players making physical contact with each other. Contact normally takes place during a tackle, lineout, scr...

Use the kicking drills and videos below to develop your players' accuracy, technique, tactical awareness and skills so they know the right kick to use...

A lineout is used to restart play, when the ball has left the field of play. Unless your team has "kicked for touch" when awarded a penalty the "throw...

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 ...

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...

A scrum involves eight players from each side locking heads with the opposition. It is a way of restarting play after the ball has gone out to touch, ...

category: Sevens

Rugby Line Speed Sevens Tell the players the following.... Players will advance as a line, and as one hit the pads. The pads can also advance as a li...

category: Decision-making

Rugby 2 vs 2 (out - in support line) Decision making This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wi...

category: Passing

Rugby Passing Along The Line Passing Simple hand drill that can be progressed onto many simple backline movements. 1 ball, 4 players, area of 20-30m ...

category: Decision-making

Rugby Support Lines Decision making The aim of the drill is to develop players understanding of support lines.

category: yBacks-Moves

Rugby Simple Back Line yBacks Moves Simple demonstration of a standard back line 9 10 12 13 15 14.

category: Tag-Rugby

Rugby Corner line Tag Tag Rugby The aim is that when the coach signals the start the defending players will spread across to the other side of the fi...

category: Decision-making

Rugby 2 vs 2 (in - out line) Decision making In a channel no wider than 10m, two attackers have 5 attempts to score a try on the red cones. The attac...

category: Lineout

Rugby Lineout: throw Lineout Players will need to ensure their throw is accurate and timed right to ensure success. Although any players can take the...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

2 players start on opposite end of a 5x5m block

- On the whistle they run down the line, turn the corner,
- The player with the b...

category: Contact-Skills

- Small playing area, for 1 v 1 tackling.
- Players line up in two lines adjacent to the coned area.
- Coach shouts go and the front...

category: Tackling

- Small playing area, for 1 v 1 tackling.
- Players line up in two lines adjacent to the coned area.
- Coach shouts go and the front...

category: Match-Related

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

category: Passing

Set a narrow grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed con...

category: Decision-making

- One attacking team and one defending team.
- Exercise focused on decision making when in a 2 v 1 situation.
- Each team lines up e...

category: Decision-making

Drill to improve short space and wide space overlap play.

Set up a grid 15m wide, split into a 5m channel and a 10m channel, and 10m long (se...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts to score ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- Whichever group of 2 is given the ball becomes the attack, and should attack upon receiving the ...

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: 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...

category: Decision-making

Set up two 1m wide gates of cones (green and red) either side of a feeder, with a line of attackers opposite (5m away). Have a number of defenders ...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 vs 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1.

In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts t...

category: Decision-making

This is a basic 2 v 2 drill to allow players to progress from a simple 2 v 1. In a channel no wider than 10m, 2 attackers have 5 attempts to score...

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...

category: Decision-making

- One set of cones set wide, another set narrow opposite.
- Ball

- Players line up opposite each o...

category: Handling

- One set of cones set wide, another set narrow opposite.
- Ball

- Players line up opposite each o...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
- Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
- The coach stands opposi...

category: Tackling

- 2 on 2 tackling and clear out game.
- Players line up in two lines, adjacent to the coned gameplay area.
- The coach stands opposi...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

4 cones in a square area.

7 players.

2 players on cone A & B with 1 player (the worker) in between the cones, and 1 player each o...

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: Match-Related

Set a grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed cones, bal...

category: Passing

Set a grid to attack. Defenders and attackers begin on the touchline in the centre. Both leave at the same time and run around appointed cones, bal...

category: Defensive-Patterns

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Match-Related

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Passing

Set an area with two different coloured cones on the touch line in the middle, one for defenders and one for attackers. At the prompt of the coach ...

category: Lineout

- Aim is to work on the lift and hold, and the accuracy of pass from the top

- 3 pods of 3 men stand in a triangle, 3m away from eachother.&n...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- This game is about support and ensuring that support is close to the ball carrier.
- This ...

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: Catching

- 6x6m Grid
- Ball

- Players line up in 3s opposite sides of the grid.
- Simply pass the ball along...

category: Handling

- 6x6m Grid
- Ball

- Players line up in 3s opposite sides of the grid.
- Simply pass the ball along...

category: Passing

- 6x6m Grid
- Ball

- Players line up in 3s opposite sides of the grid.
- Simply pass the ball along...

category: Passing

- This is a backs moves passing exercise, aimed at drawing and fixing up a defender, to give a supporting teammate more space and take the defen...

category: Passing

Drill to practice 3 v 2 attacking scenarios.

Set up a channel 20m long and 15m wide with cones every 10m along the length (red, yellow, green...

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...

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...

category: Tackling

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...

category: Decision-making

15m x 35m Grid.

1 Attacker starts on the half way line of the grid, with the other two outside of the grid back to back with two defenders. ...

category: Kicking

Drill to warm up/practice different types of kick.

Players form two lines in the 15m channels with all the balls starting on one side.

...

category: Handling

- Cones
- Ball

- 3 channels of different widths are lined up next to eachother
- 3 attackers and 2 defender run...

category: Passing

- This is a 3 v 2 attack v defence situation where the attacking team must make passing decisions to get past the defenders and 'score a try'.

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: 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 (between the first cones) an...

category: Decision-making

Attackers (red players) work down the channel in 4s, working the runners left and right to create space.

Defenders are only allowed to defen...

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: Passing

- This is a 4 v 3 overload drill in favour of the attackers
- The area is set out, with four attackers spread out across the back line, th...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defenders start lin...

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 your players the following...

- We are playing 7's, normal rules apply - except this is touch.
- Upon getting touched a play...

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: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Let's just get the ball moving down the line. Give the playe...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set out a course of cones in pairs, with two pairs of cones at the front and back of the course - two cones go in the middle of the front and back ...

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...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in the diagram.
- Both 12 and 13 advance, then change direction ...

category: yBacks-Moves

- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in the diagram.
- Both 12 and 13 advance, then change direction ...

category: Warm-Up

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking team gets unlimited touches.
- A player is ...

category: Match-Related

- 2 Teams
- Ball
- Tackle Bags

3 Tackle bags are in a break down formation. With one player from the o...

category: Off-Loads

Playing area of 25m in length - adjust width to suit numbers- equal numbers in both teams

Full LEG tackles ONLY - ball carrier when tackled ...

category: School

- The game is to avoid contact, make sure the pads are not in a straight line to begin with. Attackers don't wait for defence to get organized...

category: School

Grid size is around 5x5m. You can keep changing the size of the grid.

The defender must shadow the attacker as they run towards a con...

category: Kicking

Practice short kicks while attacking forward (not standing still).

The attackers are aiming to land their kick in the target area (yellow con...

category: Passing

- Attackers react to the defensive line in a 3 v 2 situation
- If defence is compressed - overs - an outside line should be exploited. Can...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

5 players and 1 ball.

4 players in a staggered line in a coned area with 1 player in the middle as the tackler.

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in th...

category: Backs-Moves

- 1st reciver runs a dummy switch with the 12.

- 15 runs an under and out line of the back of the 13.

- The 10 now has an option ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Essentially 12+13 swap places.

- This will make their opposite track them

- The 13 runs an out and in hardline.

-The 12 r...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- This is all about tackling at chest height.
- The facing player will advance, they will be ...

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: Warm-Up

Make sure that you have your warm-up area marked out before your players arrive, it's important that you get them working right away.

- ...

category: Kicking

Set up a pitch area (green cones) based on the age of the players (depending on how far they can kick) with fielders spread out around the pitch. (...

category: Handling

Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player from the pl...

category: Passing

Offensive players (blue), line out in one deep line while the defence (red) line up opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player from the pl...

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: Decision-making

category: Sevens

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

- One team of 7 will be in attack, the attack should start behind the 22 meter line and they will...

category: Backs-Moves

Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11 run up behind 10 to support the line and blind side the opposition.

10 plays a pop pass for...

category: yBacks-Moves

Moving the ball along the line this play sees 11 run up behind 10 to support the line and blind side the opposition.

10 plays a pop pass for...

category: Defensive-Patterns

**WHY?**

Put pressure on attacking side.

Force ball back inside.

More numbers in defence than attackers....

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: Kicking

- Game for scrum halves to practice their box kicking skills.
- Set out a coned, rectangular/square area between the 22 and the 10 metre l...

category: Contact-Skills

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Contact-Skills

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Ruck

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Contact-Skills

- 2 teams.
- Half pitch
- Ball

- A normal game of touch, however with conditions.

- When a...

category: Scrum

Front row

- Setting the front row is the building blocks for a scrum.
- The 3 players (Prop, Hooker, Prop) should stand in a line fa...

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: Passing

Keep your player briefing short and tell your players the following....

- 3 attackers line up on the first three cones, the rest fall in...

category: Tag-Rugby

Large Grid 30m x 30m. Start with 5 defenders in the middle, everybody else stands at one end of the grid wearing tags.

On the coach's call a...

category: Decision-making

category: Match-Related

Set up a wide pitch, with cones on the half way line plus an extra box on two opposite corners. These corner boxes are the prisons for tackled/tagg...

category: Tackling

Set up a wide pitch, with cones on the half way line plus an extra box on two opposite corners. These corner boxes are the prisons for tackled/tagg...

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: Catching

Call for the ball!

Head and eyes up looking at the ball, get in line with the ball.

Quickly move to the ball's 'drop zone'

Adj...

category: Tag-Rugby

In the first channel, players pass the ball across the line in a chain. After the first pass, the player t...

category: Tag-Rugby

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

category: Passing

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones
- Sausages.

**1. Chanel Fix **

- Attack sausages lined...

category: Tackling

This game is designed to teach the players about retiring to an onside position when a tackle is made.

- Set-up a field approximately 10...

category: Handling

- Groups 5
- Balls
- Cones

**1. Chanel Fix **

5 players Attack Defenders lined...

category: Backs-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 with 15 running a support line. 15 needs to run into the hole wherever it is. Needs to 'check / scan'!

category: yBacks-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 with 15 running a support line. 15 needs to run into the hole wherever it is. Needs to 'check / scan'!

category: Contact-Skills

- Groups of 3+
- Bag
- Sausage

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

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

- 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: Ruck-Clear-Out

- Groups of 3+
- Bag
- Sausage

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

category: Agility-Running-Skills

The coach sets off the players one by one.

As players run in a straight line they progress to the first cone and need to react to the colour...

category: Decision-making

Drill to practice attacking from different positions.

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 15m long with three defenders (yellow) and four atta...

category: Contact-Skills

- 30 + players - Teams of 10/13
- Bibs
- Balls

**1. Shoulders on - low intensity**

Should...

category: Backs-Moves

- Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 Passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12 following their pass, 10 sh...

category: yBacks-Moves

- Carries the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 Passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12 following their pass, 10 sh...

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: Lineout

One player throws the ball in to 5 players standing side by side. One player to stand in the scrum half position so as to be ready to receive a pas...

category: Decision-making

Set up a grid roughly 5m x 5m with two lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for att...

category: zWarm-Up

Set up a grid roughly 5m x 5m with two lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for att...

category: Decision-making

Set up a grid roughly 7m x 5m with three lines of attackers on one side (blue), and two defenders on the other (red). The aim of the drill is for a...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Passing

3 players work together, the middle player working the hardest out of the 3.

The 3 players stand in a line, the middle player doing a side ...

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 square with cones, making one side of the square with two gates of cones.

Get the players to line up evenly behind the two ind...

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: Sevens

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

- The two passing players keep passing the ball until the coach shouts GO.
- On GO, ...

category: Tackling

Basic but good warm up drill for matches.

4 cones set up a grid of about 5-10m by 5-10m. 2 defenders with tackle shields start in the centre...

category: Passing

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

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

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram in order to think about the starting position of your players, I suggest that they are not too deep for this one.
- 10...

category: yBacks-Moves

- Use the diagram in order to think about the starting position of your players, I suggest that they are not too deep for this one.
- 10...

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: Defensive-Patterns

2 defenders work together to force 5 players to pass and work them towards touch.

The golden rule is for them to keep their spacing even, ens...

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...

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

category: Defensive-Patterns

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

Set up 4 grids of about 8-10m by 5m.

3 players start on the first grid, working from one end to the other, covering the 5m distance.

category: School

- To extend the drill, get the taxes to always back pedal and get them to have to go to the cone they weren't just that. This will aid communic...

category: School

- Work this fitness, defensive in line speed, communication, beating the defender and rucking.
- Even number of players and pads....

category: School

- The aim is to the defensive situation to keep changing the defence gets used to drifting or pressing.
- The aim of the attack i...

category: School

- Excellent drill to put defenders in game situations and having to make decisions.
- Defenders go from defending one side into t...

category: Defensive-Patterns

**1. Defensive Organisation **

4 Defenders line up on the the cones.

When coach goes to pass the ball, when han...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- 2 Teams.
- Half Pitch.

**Touch Game with conditions; **

Attacker once touched must go down, bounce b...

category: Match-Related

- 2 Teams.
- Half Pitch.

**Touch Game with conditions; **

Attacker once touched must go down, bounce b...

category: Warm-Up

- 2 Teams.
- Half Pitch.

**Touch Game with conditions; **

Attacker once touched must go down, bounce b...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Handling

- Highlights the importance of attacking from depth and letting the ball do the work in attack.
- Team of four attackers versus three defe...

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: 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: Off-Loads

- This is an exercise for continuity and support for attacking play
- Lay out a rectangular playing area, with four attackers and minimu...

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: Decision-making

Mark an area 15m wide and 20m long.

3 Attackers vs 2 Defence vs 2 Defence

Have the 2 lines of 2 Defenders 5-7m apart

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6.
- Tackle Suits.
- Ball

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

1 attacker must run in ...

category: Defensive-Patterns

The first player in the line begins with the ball. As he approaches the ...

category: Match-Related

During a game of touch in a grid sized 30 x 30 metres the coach can choose to call *blitz*, *drift* or *cover* at any breakdow...

category: Match-Related

- 2 Teams
- Attackign and defensive focus.

Normal game of touch rugby, however whenever the defender touches an attacker...

category: Warm-Up

- 2 Teams
- Attackign and defensive focus.

Normal game of touch rugby, however whenever the defender touches an attacker...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 advances with the ball, running slightly inwards.
- 10 changes the angle of their run, towards the first post.
- 12 runs acr...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to help with players starter positions, but feel free to experiment.
- 10 carries the ball forward, inviting the oppos...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as suggested starting positions, but be flexible.
- 10 carries the ball forward, inviting the opposition defence to pr...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 11 runs a decoy line.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 15 runs a li...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 11 runs a decoy line.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 15 runs a li...

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: Tag-Rugby

Drill to practice/teach evasion skills.

Set up two lines of cones (green and red) with two lines of players (blue and red) of equal numbers o...

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: Sevens

Tell the players the following.....

- The player on the top of the grid is the defender.
- The player on the bottom is the attack...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- One player will be the bag man, they will put the bags that have been hit back up again.

category: Off-Loads

Set Up

Line of defenders - 5m apart in staggered formation tackle shield.

Individual players move down the line fend off each ta...

category: Off-Loads

Line of defenders - 5m apart in staggered formation tackle shield.

Individual players move down the line, fend off each tackle in turn - righ...

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: Defensive-Patterns

Players line up together along the line of the 1st set of cones.

On the signal of the coach all the players advance to the 3rd set of cones ...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to ge...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

6 players and 1 ball in a coned area.

Player A leads with the ball, and the other 5 players follow.

Player A runs and changes directi...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Form a 1v1 scrum and hold for 20 seconds.

Taking it in turns, one of the players must shout **break** and then both players spri...

category: Handling

- 6 players +
- Balls

Players stand around a coach holding ball.

The players then throw a second ball at the coach...

category: Tag-Rugby

Start the game with a free pass, defenders must start behind the half way line

Atta...

category: Match-Related

- Four attackers, two defenders in quite a small playing area - trying to find space.
- The aim is for each team of four to try to score a...

category: Sevens

- Four attackers, two defenders in quite a small playing area - trying to find space.
- The aim is for each team of four to try to score a...

category: Warm-Up

The following are the laws for this game:

- Normal laws of rugby apply; a knock on etc. results in a turn over.
- The attacking t...

category: Kicking

- Players looking to get the non kicking foot close to tee.

category: Handling

Players line up on the left hand side of each gate and they start in a line, 5m down from the first gate.

- The player on the left start...

category: School

- When the coach shouts change, the other 2 players work.
- Make sure both left and right hands are worked
- You can...

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: Catching

Drill to practice catching high kicks.

Set up a grid roughly 15m long and 10m wide.

Get a line of players on one side of the grid, and ...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- The defence will first turn and hit the pads.
- When the attack hears the hit - they can a...

category: Decision-making

A drill to practice decision making and finding space between defenders.

Set up a line of three defenders with tackle shields (roughly 2m apa...

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: 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: Warm-Up

You may consider these two points when looking to challenge or build confidence.

- Keep your player briefing, brief! It's best not to ha...

- Sausage
- 3+
- Ball

- Players stand 3m away from ball and sausage.
- Players line up ...

category: Tackling

The player with the ball jogs in a straight line with the tackler coming in form the side to tackle them.

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- 3 players start on the right cones.
- The remaining 3 players will be running, they start ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Kicking

Kicking from hands requires the player to kick the ball before it bounces, unlike a drop kick. 1 ball, cones to give areas for scoring games etc.

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

Drill to practice short kicks to an attacking player.

Set up a square roughly 10m x 10m, with an even number of players behind each cone (see...

category: Sevens

- What you should have is your players lined up to work within a small L. Give the ball to the last player in the first line of players at the ...

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: Passing

Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

category: Sevens

Lets get the ball and the players moving with lateral passing through the hands. Each training area only needs one ball, and that ball should start...

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: Defensive-Patterns

A drill to practice defending in wide channels.

Set up a grid that is 40m wide and 20m long, with the 40m divided into a 25m channel (red to ...

category: Passing

Tell your players the following.....

- Players in pairs with a ball between them.
- The player on the left starts with the ball a...

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: 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: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as a starting point for players.
- 10 advances carrying the ball, inviting the defence to press up on the attack. ...

category: Lineout

category: Lineout

The coach calls out the number of people that required in the lineout, together with a team name to. The hooker throws the ball in for both teams t...

category: Lineout

1.

- Two players stand either side of a tackle tube (tackle tube on the floor 'stood up').
- The coach shouts go and the two players...

category: Lineout

- This drill is a race across the pitch or whichever distance the coach deems appropriate.
- Two teams of four: one thrower, three players...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop core activation buy pulling your core in and at the same time fire your glutes forward and squeeze th...

category: Lineout

Ball in two hands, shoulders square to the line of touch Good throw from the shoulder, front hand steadying the ball One smooth movement, no dummying...

category: Lineout

Jumper Move dynamically into a position from which you can easily be supported. Maintain a long body shape (brace by squeezing butt cheeks) to ensur...

category: Lineout

Learning to lift and work as a a pod of three is the foundation of an effective line out.

Players must also learn to lift whilst moving...

category: Lineout

- Groups of 3

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

- Once in the air play...

category: Lineout

category: Lineout

Players will need to ensure their throw is accurate and timed right to ensure success.

category: Lineout

category: Decision-making

4 Cones and 1 Ball inside a 10m x 10m Grid.

Number the players.

The coach shouts out a number and that player is the defender, who ha...

category: Warm-Up

- Split the players into two teams, giving each team their own set of bibs. Two different colours that clearly define the teams.
- Keep ...

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

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 10 loops around 12,
- 12 passes to 10, this pass ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 12 moves forward.
- 10 loops around behind 12.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward with the ball, drawing the defence to press.
- 10 passing ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 loops around 13, and wide outside ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13, missing 12.
- 12 overruns the ball.
- 13 runs an ov...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, over-running the ball, cuttin...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, over-running the ball, cuttin...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13, missing 12.
- 12 overruns the ball.
- 13 runs an un...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carries the ball forward.
- 12 run forward, then an over.
- 13 ru...

category: Backs-Moves

- Note the starting positions of players for this move, it's just a suggestion. However, I suggest your players start that bit flatter, and tha...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the starting positions.
- 10 passes to 13.
- 13 comes forward either straight, or cutting in to close the s...

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: Maul

If contact cannot be avoided take on own terms Turn and present the ball Support player rips ball out and presents First ball carrier changes binding ...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward, cuts in. <...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 11 provides a decoy run.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 11 could provide a decoy run.

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 and 13 switch.
- 13 tak...

category: Handling

In this game players try to keep possession and carry the ball over their opponent's line to score a try.

category: Match-Related

In this game players try to keep possession and carry the ball over their opponent's line to score a try.

category: Backs-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 running an underline straight to 14. 14 needs to run into the hole in front of them wherever it is. ...

category: yBacks-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 running an underline straight to 14. 14 needs to run into the hole in front of them wherever it is. ...

category: Backs-Moves

Working on basic hands this play sees your line passing the ball, missing out 11 and passing to 15 as they join to support the line.

So pass...

category: yBacks-Moves

Working on basic hands this play sees your line passing the ball, missing out 11 and passing to 15 as they join to support the line.

So pass...

category: Passing

- We will begin with laterial passing down the line, just to get going.
- On your call we will start to miss the player in the middle, a...

category: Backs-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 also running an overline straight to 11 looping behind. 11 needs to run into the hole in front of ...

category: yBacks-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -overline- with 15 also running an overline straight to 11 looping behind. 11 needs to run into the hole in front of ...

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 players...

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: Passing

Tell your players the following......

- The ball carrier (A) runs straight in a line and makes a normal lateral pass to the supporting p...

category: Off-Loads

Once the coach has kicked the ball in to start players play a normal rules game of touch rugby.

The only difference is with the scoring:

...category: Tag-Rugby

Once the coach has kicked the ball in to start players play a normal rules game of touch rugby.

The only difference is with the scoring:

...category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12, 13, 14 advancing, closing the space be...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Passing

Drill to practice attacking in a small channel.

Set up a channel roughly 20m wide and 5m long. Position three defenders on the try-line and f...

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: School

- Develops lines of support, vision, footwork and offloading.
- If a player is touched, he must go to the floor and off load.&nbs...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Sevens

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Warm-Up

Tell the players: The player in possession of the ball when the coach blows their whistle has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try ...

category: Warm-Up

- Keep your player briefing; brief, and get them working as soon as possible.I can't stress this enough, it's not a debating society - players ...

category: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Sevens

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Warm-Up

- Coach calls out a number/colour and that pair of players reacts, have the players decide who is the defender and who is the attack - this sho...

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Gi...

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: Backs-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -over line- with 15 also running an over line straight to 14. 14 needs to run into the hole in front of them wherever i...

category: yBacks-Moves

9 10 miss 12 straight to 13 -over line- with 15 also running an over line straight to 14. 14 needs to run into the hole in front of them wherever i...

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Every receiver following the the ball carrier should lay on the ground, they can get up only when...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

6 players in a coned area.

All players start off behind the cone in a line.

As player 1 starts to run each player staggers their run ...

category: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving down the line. Give the player...

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

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following.....

- Trackers will pass the ball and tag the evades.
- Evade simply avoid getting tagged with t...

category: Tag-Rugby

This game is designed to introduce passing at moving targets on the run.

- Set up a field approximately 15m long x 10m wide. (relative t...

category: Passing

In partners get your players to move round each other, passing with 1 hand round the "back of their hand".

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 - 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: 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

Set up an area of about 15 x 15m. Have 2 teams of 5+ players, with 1 one ball.

The players can run anywhere in the area but can't run with th...

category: Handling

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

3 players line up opposite 3 bags la...

category: Passing

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

- One the call of the scrum half, the 3 attackers turn, round the cone and attack.

category: Passing

4 players line up next to each other about 5 meters apart. A defender with a shield is standing 10 meters from the 1st man (ball carrier).

Th...

category: Passing

- Set out a square grid, at one end of the grid, separate four cones evenly - red, blue, blue, red.
- One defender stands on each of these...

category: Warm-Up

In this example we will play one touch offload, but remember you can change the version of touch to suit your training goals, applying the same mis...

category: Ball-Presentation

Players form a single file, pick up a ball, run a few meters and then places the ball down before heading towards the next ball.

The balls a...

category: Ruck

4 players stand on the corners of a 5x5m grid, and one player in the middle (the piggy).

They play piggy in the middle until the whistle goe...

category: Warm-Up

4 players stand on the corners of a 5x5m grid, and one player in the middle (the piggy).

They play piggy in the middle until the whistle goe...

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: Contact-Skills

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

category: Warm-Up

- Brief your players, but keep it brief!
- In each grid there will not be two channels. In each of the two channels there are two player...

category: Ball-Presentation

Good for younger rugby players to learn how to go into contact and set up the ball at pace, you can use it as a competition between the team with a...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- They should advance in 2's.
- Hit in on the bag with their shoulder, driving forward and p...

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: Handling

- Groups of 10+
- Balls
- Bags

2 sets of 3 defender stand oppposite 4 attackers lined up.

The at...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for the suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12 advances, 13 provides support with 14.<...

category: Backs-Moves

- 10 moves forward carrying the ball.
- 12 moves forward and in.
- 11 loops around the back of 12.
- 10 passes to 12. ...

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: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

category: Sevens

Tell the players the following......

- When the attack advances the defenders PRESS UP on the attack.
- The attackers must pass t...

category: Contact-Skills

- Bags
- Balls

2 attackers line up opposite 2 defenders with bosh bags.

The coach delivers a ball into the a...

category: Contact-Skills

- Bags
- Balls

2 attackers line up opposite 2 defenders with bosh bags.

The coach delivers a ball into the a...

category: Match-Related

- Bags
- Balls

2 attackers line up opposite 2 defenders with bosh bags.

The coach delivers a ball into the a...

category: Passing

4 players work together in a 6x6m grid.

- Players attack each line of the square, from the inside.
- Once they get to the 4th man...

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: Sevens

Tell your players the following......

- The two bottom players will be the feeders, they will be positioned by the cones with the balls....

category: Sevens

Tell your players the following.

- They just need to pace the ball down the line, each player will get the ball.
- A colour will ...

category: Passing

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Sevens

Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following......

- One of the attacking lines takes the ball.
- They sim...

category: Ruck

Have a line of two or more ruck shields, a safe distance apart, five meters from the players that will make the hits. Make sure that the pad holder...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

Have a line of two or more ruck shields, a safe distance apart, five meters from the players that will make the hits. Make sure that the pad holder...

category: Decision-making

Setup the practice as shown. The first two players run up to the half way line of the grid and ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set three cones out at an equal distance from one another. On the coach's shout, two players sprint from the middle of the cones out to one cone be...

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: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 is the ball carrier, advancing forward, before cutting in as shown in ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball.
- 12 advances, as does 13.
- 14 ...

category: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram to highlight suggested starting positions.
- 10 advances with the ball, then cuts in.
- 12 advances, and cuts w...

category: Decision-making

Players should pass in a line on the whistle.

The 2 players closest to the ball go out to the line and as soon as they turn the 3 remaining ...

category: Backs-Moves

5 players start on a straight line of cones about 5m apart. 10m away there are 5 more cones. Two of the 5 cones are blue, and two are red, and the ...

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: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and reaction to the lineout lift. Including the Process and good Technique.<...

category: Tackling

The first player moves forwards, makes contact with the tackle bag and retreats diagonally to the line of cones.

The next player joins the l...

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: 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: Agility-Running-Skills

1) Run out to line - score a try - run back.(1b) Same - but forward roll on way out!)

2) Run out to line - score try - on way back **pass** ball...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

1) Run out to a cone - round cone back to the team

2) Run out to a different cone but back to your own team.

3) Dribble ball with you...

category: Passing

1) Run out to a cone - round cone back to the team

2) Run out to a different cone but back to your own team.

3) Dribble ball with you...

category: Tag-Rugby

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

category: Ruck

Set up two defenders holding hit shields opposite two even lines of players.

The ball starts with the first man in one of the lines, he runs ...

category: Passing

Have 8-10 players standing in a line with a scrum half at the end a few metres in front.

Scrum half passes the ball to a player. Passing down...

category: Passing

Drill to practice passing.

Set up a right angle (L-shape) with lines of 4 players on each side (see diagram)

The ball starts at one of ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Passing

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

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

category: Practices-for-Juniors

3 players line up in a coned area each with a ball.

They run out in a straight line to the opposite end of the area, moving the ball around ...

category: Contact-Skills

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Ruck

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

- tackle sausage

Place 2 sausages perpendicular from eachother in a T shape.

Have one player line up a couple mete...

category: Ruck

Coach controls defence with calls up and back between cones placed 1 - 2 metres apart.

On the call of "LIVE" the defence stays on offside li...

category: Ruck

5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

category: Ruck

5-7 players run around in a rectangle shaped grid. They must move very fast within it awaiting the whistle, but they are not allowed to touch the...

category: Ruck

Ball carrier goes to ground and places ballSupport player drives into defender but cannot drive him off??RUCK FORMED?? offside lines now in placeNext ...

category: Ruck

Ball carrier goes to ground and places ball Support player drives into defender but cannot drive him off RUCK FORMED. offside lines now in place

category: Ruck

Players split into pairs and line up in as many lines as you require

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

Players split into pairs and line up in as many lines as you require

category: Ruck

Set up a rectangle (roughly 5m x 2m) with three attackers (blue) and three defenders (red) on opposite sides.

The attacker in the middle has ...

category: Ruck

Set up a square (roughly 2m x 2m) with 4 different colour cones.

1 player starts on the floor with the ball with another player lying on top ...

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: Catching

The aim of the drill is to develop a high ball over head catch

category: Catching

The aim of the drill is to develop basic high ball catching skills.

category: Tag-Rugby

The aim of this game is to increase player defence and decision making.

- Set up a field about 15m long by 10m wide. Keep it narrow to g...

category: Tackling

This game is designed to teach the players about body height in tackling and ruck clean out.

Set up a field about 15m long by 10m wide. Keep...

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: Practices-for-Juniors

6 players line up in a coned area each with a ball.

Players run out to score a try at the opposite end, and then return with the ball and pa...

category: Defensive-Patterns

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defend...

category: Tackling

- 4 sausages
- 4 Bags

- The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
- 8 defend...

category: Backs-Moves

You see this a lot on TV, where centres overrun the ball and the miss pass goes behind them

9 10 12 miss 13 -running an overline- to 15 &...

category: yBacks-Moves

You see this a lot on TV, where centres overrun the ball and the miss pass goes behind them

9 10 12 miss 13 -running an overline- to 15 &...

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: Passing

- Running straight and changing your running line will make players better attackers and underpins an effective 2 v 1
- Start with a 5 v 3...

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: Warm-Up

- Be brief when telling the players the laws of this game, it's important to get them moving quickly.
- This is not a contact game. ...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 6
- Balls

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

The fi...

category: Scrum

- 1v1 scrumage
- both players get into a scrum postion.
- However do not lock hea dand shoulders, ut arms out infront of you a...

category: Warm-Up

- 1v1 scrumage
- both players get into a scrum postion.
- However do not lock hea dand shoulders, ut arms out infront of you a...

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: Agility-Running-Skills

Player, with the ball, should make a fake pass.

After the dummy pass their objective should be to change pace and direction as quickly as pos...

category: Scrum

- Groups of 2.
- Tackle Bag.

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

- Working player must get into st...

category: Sevens

- The passer passes the first ball, from the ground, to the catcher, who sets the ball down.
- the passer then run around the first cone...

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: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players line up and approach the pole which the coach is now moving side to side.

Once the player gets reasonably close, drop the pole to o...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Players line up and approach the pole and evade to a side.

Using shorter strides when they get close, they step to one side with the POWER...

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

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

category: Contact-Skills

Both players jog out at the same time.

When the players meet the red player tackle the white player and then both players get back to their ...

category: Tag-Rugby

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

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

category: Warm-Up

Set up a running slalom for your players to run through at the end of their training. It should be approximately 10 by 5m in size.

- Slalo...

category: Off-Loads

Set Up

3 sets of 2 defenders each with 2 tackle bags placed 10m apart down 15m x 30m channel - 3 attackers

Attacker with ball in cen...

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: Warm-Up

Keep your playing briefing, brief and tell the players the following laws.

- Both teams are in attack and both teams are in defence, at ...

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: 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: 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: School

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

category: School

Split your players into two teams and line them up behind four cones.

The side with the ball sends out two players in a 2v1. The opposite si...

category: Passing

- This is a simple yet very effective exercise designed for players to focus on spin passing accuracy.
- Players start in three lines, abo...

category: Passing

- Give each training area one ball to start with and tell the players the following......

- Lets just get the ball moving dow...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Equipment Required: Bump Pads, Balls, Cones.

On GO, players A, B & C start running but A & C switch sides behind player C and run around the...

category: Handling

Players stand on a blue cone. On Go, the player passes the ball and sprints out to the nearest cone in the middle then back steps back to the next ...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 and 12 remain static, the other players are in motion, offering options. <...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
- 11 will pro...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10, 12, 13, will be starting very flat with minimal movement.
- 11 will pro...

category: Lineout

The aim of the exercise is to develop unit work, communication and good Technique.

category: Handling

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

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

category: Sevens

- The attacker goes when ready, and must round either the top or bottom cone.
- The defender must mirror the movements of the attacker o...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

category: Agility-Running-Skills

3 players line up in a straight line, approximately 10m apart, each standing opposite an agility pole.

- The ball is passed by a scrumha...

category: Defensive-Patterns

category: Catching

- The aim of the drill is to develop a high ball over head catch with a support player behind to catch anything over head.

category: Decision-making

Drill to practice decision making.

Set up a grid 10m wide and 35m long with cones at the start (yellow), 5m (orange), 15m (blue), 30m (red) a...

category: Sevens

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

- Lay flat on the ground.
- In a moment but not yet, I want you to get to your feet, but yo...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carried the ball forward, inviting the defence to press up.
- 10 cuts in...

category: Backs-Moves

- See the diagram for suggested starting positions.
- 10 carries the ball up.
- 12 advances.
- 10 passes to 12.
- 1...

category: Passing

Drill to practice inside running lines (switches) in attack.

Set up a 10m x 10m square (green cones) with two attackers (blue) on one side of...

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: Passing

Drill to practice attacking organisational skills

Set up a grid roughly 20m wide and 20m long, with different coloured cones at one end and 5...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Three players start off in a coned area.

Player 1 with a ball jogs in a straight line.

Player two runs in from ...

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: Sevens

- The exercise stand clockwise, with the first player going from the bottom left cone. The defender must tackle that player to the ground. ...

category: Tackling

- This is a simply set up game designed to test players' ability to continuously make tackles, especially when fatigued.
- Each area shoul...

category: Tackling

Drill to practice chasing and tackling someone.

Roughly 5m x 10m channel. Players lined up in two lines behind red cones.

First two pla...

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Two players start off in a coned area.

Player 1 with a ball jogs in a straight line.

Player two runs in from the side to tackle playe...

category: Tackling

- Groups of 2
- Tackle Bags
- Cones

**1. Warm up light contact**

Players line up opposite...

category: Decision-making

- 5 tackle bags
- Ball

- 3 bags are lined upon side of the grid, 2 bags the otherside. <...

category: Handling

- 5 tackle bags
- Ball

- 3 bags are lined upon side of the grid, 2 bags the otherside. <...

category: Tackling

Start with both teams on their own goal line.

Team with ball attempts to score

Defending team allowed...

category: Tackling

**1. Tracking **

Create a V shaoped conned area.

Defender at one end, attacker at the other end.

At...

category: Contact-Skills

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Contact-Skills

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Ruck

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Ruck

- Sausage
- Cones

After you have completed the bounce motion, you can bounce and fire.

Fire - is by any mean...

category: Contact-Skills

- 4 players +
- cones
- ball.

Cones laid out on 5m chanel other 10 chanel.

3 Players line ...

category: Ruck

- 4 players +
- cones
- ball.

Cones laid out on 5m chanel other 10 chanel.

3 Players line ...

category: Handling

Description

- 3 Sausages
- Ball

- Players work in 4s.
- A ball is balance donator of the sau...

category: Tackling

Description

- 3 Sausages
- Ball

- Players work in 4s.
- A ball is balance donator of the sau...

category: Tackling

The aim of the drill is to develop good tackle technique from both sides, Left and Right under pressure

category: Warm-Up

- The attackers need to get from one end of the grid, a safe zone, to the other end of the grid, another safe zone, without getting touched.

category: Practices-for-Juniors

Drill to improve players taking the ball into contact and ruck clear out.

Set up a square roughly 5m x 5m. Get two lines of players behind tw...

category: Kicking

Attacking team starts with a ball.

Aim of the game is for the attac...

category: Tag-Rugby

Change the shape of the defenders. Instead of a single line, one behind the other, try 1 then 3 then 1 or 1 2 2.

category: Catching

The aim of the drill is to develop a high ball over head catch with tennis balls

category: Kicking

The aim of the drill is to develop reactive scanning kicking game.

category: Kicking

Players dropkick the ball, aiming to land the ball inside the area and then follow their kick. They then pick up the ball, run around the cone and ...

category: Sevens

- Use half or a full pitch for this exercise.
- A full team of 7 will run unopposed.
- Players should use this as a rehearsal of ...

category: Agility-Running-Skills

Coach calls a number, that player acts as a defender. Attacker tries to score without being tagged using one of the three S (Speed, Swerve, and Sid...

category: Sevens

- The exercise starts with the first attacking unit running around the bottom of the grid, as they do the first defending unit run around the t...

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: Contact-Skills

- 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: 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: Agility-Running-Skills

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: Practices-for-Juniors

5 players all with a ball line up along a coned area.

They run out and touch the ball down halfway, leaving the ball on the ground.

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: 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: Backs-Moves

- Use the diagram as a starting point for players.
- 10 advances carrying the ball, inviting the defence to press up on the attack. ...

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: Match-Related

The drill starts with 2 attackers in blue, standing behind one another, 5m from the 1st defender/attacker in red.

- The blue players att...

category: Passing

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

- We have 1 scrum half,...

category: Warm-Up

- The front line of players run towards the other side of the grid while passing the ball down the line. When the last player in the line recei...

category: Sevens

- The two feeders should be 15 meters apart and will........

- Feed the left most attacking unit with a ball, they will move ...

category: Lineout

- Lay out four cones in a square.
- Lineout thrower stands on one cone and three lineout pod players on the next cone round.
- The f...

category: Passing

- This exercise is designed to improve quick handling and passing off both hands.
- Set out four cones in a zig zag shape, with at least t...

category: Sevens

- It's important that the defence does the following......

- They have numbers, so press up fast but.....
- Slow down ...

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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

Continue to build the phases in your play and get your team working as an unit to offer support with this session!

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

Build a culture in your team that gets everybody understanding each other and makes them work hard for their teammate next to them.

Don’t stop gaining the yards once over the gain line, keep the ball alive and offer the support to create offloads to eliminate the defence.

Blow away the cobwebs. Use these conditioned games in your pre-season build up to prepare players for contact and refresh their long-distance passing

Improve how your team exploit mis-matches in the opposition's defence to get them creating more try-scoring opportunities with this attacking skills s...

Develop your team's offloading in attack and their 2nd wave defensive play with this session

Continue to improve your player's confidence when using contact, with the second of our Confidence in Contact sessions

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