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 - Full

category: Ruck

Rugby Ruck - Full Ruck Take contact on own terms If no close support, go to ground and present the ball Protect head (especially younger players) Arr...

Rapid Rucking

category: Ruck

Rugby Rapid Rucking Ruck In this exercise position 3 pad holding units, or 1 or 2 players, five meters in front of 3 rucking units, 1 unit facing eac...

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...

Touch Ruck Game

category: Ruck

Rugby Touch Ruck Game Ruck Groups of 10 5 v 5 match, after each touch the touch player must simulate a ruck by hitting the floor. Allow 1 player to c...

Reload Rucking

category: Ruck

Rugby Reload Rucking Ruck Set up two defenders holding hit shields opposite two even lines of players. The ball starts with the first man in one of t...

Counter Ruck

category: Ruck

Rugby Counter Ruck Ruck Condition the drill in favour of 1 team, in this case the blue team. All players lay on their fronts behind the tackle bags. ...

Rip And Ruck

category: Maul

Rugby Rip and Ruck Maul Players stand in a circle, about 5 meters apart. Two player, one with a ball, positioned in the centre of the circle. The bal...

Ruck Clear Out

category: Ruck-Clear-Out

Rugby Ruck Clear Out Ruck Clear Out 4 players (2 players in Tackle Suits, one ball carrier and one support player) and one ball. Ball carrier attacks...

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 ...

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 ...

How to ruck | rugby 7s

So what is a "Ruck" and how do you do it? As we all endulge in 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens and prepare for 2018 USA Club Rugby 7s National ...

Sessions

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

Confidence in Contact: part 2

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

Improving Rucking Technique

React the quicker and get on the front foot in attack with this session, by improving their rucking technique!

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...