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how do you teach players to ralign to take a pass running?

how do you teach players to ralign to take a pass running from deep

Frank Hewett-Smith Coach, England

Flooding the zone with both the weak side wing and fullback leaves you vulnerable

If one were to really flood the back line by bringing in the weak side wing AND fullback (off a scrum), who would you recommend using to cover for kicks on turnover ball? I'm thinking the blind side flanker could loop around to do it, but then you lose his services at the breakdown. Thoughts?

Baird Blake Coach, United States of America

Kickoff Alignment

I am looking for a set up for receiving a kickoff in rugby. We are using the expoloded scrum method and marking their forwards on the kickoff now. But if the forwards move or are split we end up looking like the Keystone Cops trying to match. What is a prefered set up?

Matt Coach, United States of America

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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Running from deep-how to get backs to line out deeper

How do I get my backs to line out deeper when the pack have secure ball. The backs come up to flat and run out of room.I need some drills to give them the habit of taking a step back instead of forward.Thanks Connor

Connor Maher Coach, Ireland

what active coaching games can...

what active coaching games can i use to coach the ,iss pass to under 10's at a local rugby club

Mitchell Renton Coach, England

Forward positions at kickoffs ...

Hi there, I was wondering thoughts on forward positions at the kickoff. Do you have the catchers deep so the are coming forward to meet the ball or have one deep and one short? For the pods do you have a "quick" pod made up of all three loosies and a lock and a "slow" pod made up of the front row and the lock or do you split them in two pods made up of a prop, a lock and two loosies and the other pod of a prop, a lock, the hooker and a loosie? Who would you tell to be the ball carrier, body movers and bridger? All thoughts welcome. CheersDave

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