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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

Ruck defence drills

Ruck defence drills

Paul Winterbottom Coach, United Kingdom

positional skill - how can i improve a props defence?

positional skill - how can i improve a props defence / decision making off the side of a ruck / maul?

david clark Coach, South Africa

Under 10 - Pre Match Preparation

If you have 30 min before the start of a match how should you prepare a team of under 10 players. How do you get them suitably motivated to hit the ground runnung with a high level of intensity.

William OBrien Coach, England

I am coaching the U11 this season. There are some significant?

U11 Rugby I am coaching the U11's this season. There are some significant rule changes from U10. Please can I get some advice on what lessons were learned from coaches who have been through a similar experience.

William OBrien Coach, England

What are some simple drills for touch rugby?

Hi I am a new 19 year old coach, it is my first time coaching and currently am looking after a year 3/4 team for touch rugby. I was wondering if anyone could give me some simple drills to help build the students passing and spreading out skills for touch rugby

Zac Coach, New Zealand

what are the rules of touch rugby

what are the rules of touch rugby

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Man marking and alignment

Hi All. could anyone advise me of a drill/game that would help with my backs defensive alignment and attacking alignment from a ruck. At the moment all of my backs lose their shape and get drawn into the ruck or follow the ball leaving a overlap. Cheers Iain

Iain Hughes Coach, England

Position discipline!

I am a coach with an under 10 rugby side. Last season the team found it hard to stay in their positions (acting like a swarm of bees). Can anyone suggest how i can get them to stay in positions, particulary our backs.

Lindsay james Coach, England

Are there any drills to encourage my 3/4s to return to midfield quickly?

Are there any drills to encourage three-quarters to quickly return to the midfield to defend 2nd phase possession? My U11s backs get drawn into rucks amp; mauls and leave the opposition too much attacking space in midfield. Thanks

Simon Luxton Coach, England

Shortened lineup. Where should my forwards position themselves...?

Any advice as to where rest of forwards should line up without getting in way of fly half and other backs for example in a 3 man lineout?

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Organisation drills for 11s

I am looking for ideas on how my under 11s team can re organise after the breakdowns etc. they are a good bunch of players, but I am finding it difficult to get them to spread the field after breakdowns . I am wondering if there any drills here to do this? Thanks all

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales

Trouble gettng the ball to our winger from first phase ball

We have two very fast wingers but we cannot get them the ball . Teams are coming up fast and we are lucky to get the ball to the O. C. We have tried setting up further back but too many times we are getting caught behind the gain lines when we do that. Any ideas?

john mcmullen Coach, United States of America

when do i pick and go?

rugby forwards , pick and go from rug

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Jackel at breakdown and ruck

Lòoking for tips on jackling at breakdown ruck Asked using Sportplan Mobile App

billy beggs Coach, New Zealand

Rucking - does a ruck end when...

Rucking - does a ruck end when defending players back off from contact? The "successful/unsuccessful end to a ruck" seems to infer that there are still players in contact. If they are not, does the offside line change?

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Rucking Problems | Sportplan

My team is having trouble going past the ball when rucking. We are working on body heights and hitting past the ball but any suggested drills would be a great help.

Ian Stenson Coach, England

U10s organisation in defence. ...

I have started an under 10s team up, and I would say about 8 from the 13 children I have , did not play rugby until about 6 months ago. Of these players, there seems to be a lot of potential, as we are scoring tries against teams, that very rarely concede tries.the problem I got with them, is that we are very poor at organising our selves in defense when the opposition has the ball, which does result in us conceding quite a few tries. We have some very good tacklers in the team. Can anyone offer some ideas on how I can get them to organise themselves? Thanks . Chris.

christopher jenkins Coach, Wales
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