Rugby: slow ball

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Is Bridging Illegal?

Simon My son's PE teacher has told him that Bridging is lieegal for the U13 to U19 group. His Club coach has been encouraging its use in games for two seasons. I can see some of the dangers but also the advantages Who is right is it banned or can it be used? Paul submitted by email

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How should I defend against this team?

They are a very fast club with a lot of skill and pace. Though they tend to fall short in the more physical aspects of the game. We beat them last year by pounding them into submission with our forwards, but their speed always makes them very dangerous. The best player is their flyhalf, who is also shy in contact. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help guys, their aren't too many coaches to talk to down here in Guatemala.

Josh Macy Coach, United States of America

pre season training for rugby

pre season training for rugby

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Scrum Halfs Weaker Hand?

what is the best way to progress with passing off my weaker hand as a scrum half?

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Our under tens when they go into a ruck situation often go straight over the ball leaving it in the open. A is this ball then available to be played by any player from both teams and B if this ball is out how can we teach them to secure the ball.

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I need to create a practical session which improves?

I need to create a practical session which improves the ability of your players to deliver and recieve accurately the miss-pass. Along with a lesson plan for this session.

Lee Gibbons Coach, Wales

I coach under 10's and I am struggling to get the boys?

I coach under 10's and I am struggling to get the boys to commit to the ruck and win quick ball. It either results in slow ball or more often than not lost ball. Can anyone suggest a drill to build up the team's confidence to compete in the ruck.

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Teaching a player cues for a halfback pass,(passing?

What could you teach a player cues for the halfback pass,(passing from the ground)?

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Law 12 - the forward pass or throw forward

The law says that a forward pass is one "thrown forward" "in the direction of the opponents' goal line" Does that mean that, if the ball is passed and the receiver catches it NEARER to the opponents goal line than from where the ball was passed that the pass was forward? (Leaving to one side any other touches of the ball that might have taken place.) Maybe an example is better. Player 1 passes the ball sideways - releasing it on the 22 metre line. Player 2 (with no other player having touched the ball), running from well behind the 22 metre line, catches the ball when it has travelled sideways but the ball is now 20 metres from the opponents goal line (2 metres further forward from the place that the ball was passed). Is that a forward pass or throw forward? And if not, why not?

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key factors of a miss pass

plaese tell me the key factors of a miss pass

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difference between a free and a penalty kick?

I need to know the difference between a free and a penalty kick. Because I am learning to be a ref

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Forward penalty moves

I coach a girls high school team and I am looking for a few penalty moves my forwards can do

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Interpretation of the maul - for U10s?

I will be coaching under 10 next season and need some guidance on how to interpret the rules for the maul?

Ezra rushen Coach, England

(U11 Rugby) - How to referee the 'big lad'

I'm coaching and reffing U11 rugby and one of my players is the definitive 'big lad'. His 'strength' is his size and his power, but last weekend he didn't seem to get reffed fairly. The opposition couldn't tackle him down, one on one and when another two joined in to make a mini maul, that didn't slow him down much either. The ref then let other people join in the (one sided) struggle to tackle him down, which seemed very unfair as A) it's outside the laws of U11 rugby,, B) it makes it nigh on impossible for him to offload, C) when he is brought to ground, he has 4-5 players all over him and he got pinged for 'holding on'. He is a recent arrival to rugby and it was our first game for a couple of months, so the situation hadn't reared his head before. We are keen that he learns all of the core skills of rugby and doesn't get used as a battering ram, but after seeing a pack of hyenas trying to pull down the big fella, something just didn't seem right to me.I'd be grateful for any thoughts and opinions.

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Coaching the drop goal?

After the Six Nations kicked off this weekend, and the 3 failed attempts at the end of the game respectively, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to why these drop goals were missed, and the best ways to coach the technique?

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when do i pick and go?

rugby forwards , pick and go from rug

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I coach under 10's and I am st...

I coach under 10's and I am struggling to get the boys to commit to the ruck and win quick ball. It either results in slow ball or more often than not lost ball. Can anyone suggest a drill to build up the team's confidence to compete in the ruck.

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