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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ruck Over, Pickup

category: Ruck

Rugby Ruck Over, Pickup Ruck Ball carrier goes to ground and places ball Support player drives into defender but cannot drive him off ??RUCK FORMED?...

Ruck, Setup

category: Ruck

Rugby Ruck, Setup Ruck Contact Go to ground Present ball clear out, present, ruck, running, support, technique.

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...

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. ...

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...

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

Phase Play and Continuity

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

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...

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...