Drill Categories

Contact Skills Drills

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...

Maul Drills

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 ...

Drills

Rucking

category: Ruck

Rugby Rucking Ruck Groups of 4 and two groups of defenders with contact pads. 1 ball per group. The ball carrier drives into the contact pads and pre...

Ruck N Roller

category: Sevens

Rugby Ruck n Roller Sevens Tell the players the following...... The first group of 3 go first. The first player, the ball carrier, hits in on the pad...

Mini Ruck

category: Ruck

Rugby Mini Ruck Ruck Groups of five Three attackers try and score against one defender If touched must ruck clear out, introduction, ruck, running, s...

One Touch Ruck

category: Warm-Up

Rugby One Touch Ruck 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 contac...

Pod-Ruck

category: Ruck

Rugby Pod-Ruck Ruck On the shout of "GO" the scrum half passes to the player on the first cone, who attacks the 1st bag. Once the bag is attacked and...

1 On 1 Breakdown Skills

category: Ruck

  • Fun game 1 v 1 game to improve skills on both sides of the breakdown.
  • One player lies face down either side of a tackle tube (players ...

1St Man At The Ruck

category: Contact-Skills

  • Ball.
  • Groups of 3+
  • 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
  • The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

1St Man At The Ruck

category: Ruck

  • Ball.
  • Groups of 3+
  • 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
  • The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

1St Man At The Ruck

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

  • Ball.
  • Groups of 3+
  • 2 attackers line up infront of a defender.
  • The 1st attackers takes the ball into con...

1V1 Tackle Grid

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...

Web Videos

How to ruck in rugby

The ruck in rugby is a bound huddle of players opposing another huddle on the opposing team after a tackle occurs. Learn how to play rugby, including ...

Sessions

Contact: Rucking technical session

Master the ?Smash? and the ?Roll? rucking technique so that when the pressure is on and a clear decision needs to be made, clearing the ruck becomes ...

Quick Ruck for Quick Ball

Quick rucking that produces quick ball is the first step towards a dangerous attacking side. Use this session to get your team rucking quickly, effici...

Ruck through the Gate

Teach your team to ruck safely, effectively and quickly. By going 'through the gate' you'll avoid giving away penalties and encourage better binding

Answers

Community Drills

Under Wing-Split

- Mid field crash play via wing with pass option to 12 - 10, 12, 14, 15 reset for second phase- Mid-field ruck must be quick- Make sure 12 straig...

Ruck - Clearing players at Breakdown

(a)Both teams start onTeam w/ ball player straddles tackle bag and defends ballOther player in and clears player out Clear out w/Roll(B)Use tackl...