Drill Categories

Agility & Running Skills Drills

Agility is how quickly your players can move while staying balanced and flexible. Running to evade the tackle, move into space for a pass and change d...

Backs Moves Drills

There are seven backs in a team, with the rugby position numbers 9-15. As the name suggests they are positioned behind the forwards, and include the S...


Space Invaders

category: Warm-Up

Rugby Space Invaders Warm Up Keep your playing briefing, brief and tell the players the following laws. Both teams are in attack and both teams are i...

React To Space And Attack

category: Backs-Moves

Rugby React to space and attack Backs Moves 5 players start on a straight line of cones about 5m apart. 10m away there are 5 more cones. Two of the 5...

Find The Space

category: Handling

Rugby Find the space Handling Players run in any direction in the grid trying to avoid contact by running into space. When the teacher calls stop, al...

Attack The Space

category: Tag-rugby

Rugby League Attack The Space Tag rugby The pitch is divided into two halves The defenders must start at opposite corners of the pitch The attacker m...

Quick Passing To Space

category: Passing

Rugby Quick Passing To Space Passing Give each training area one ball and tell the players the following...... One of the attacking lines takes the b...

Mid-Space Attack

category: Decision-making

Rugby Mid-Space attack Decision making There are 4 cones in a rectangle , 2 red and 2 blue. The 2 defenders stand within the square, and on the coach...

Find The Space

category: Tag-Rugby

Rugby Find The Space Tag Rugby Make one large 20m x 20m grid. Players work individually and must run in any direction in the grid, trying to avoid co...

Pass To Space

category: zPassing

Rugby Pass to Space zPassing UPDATE. ... search our library of 1100+ rugby drills; create your own professional coaching plans; or access our tried a...

Hit The Gap Drill

category: Decision-making

Rugby Hit The Gap Drill Decision making A drill to practice decision making and finding space between defenders. Set up a line of three defenders wit...

Web Videos

Rugby - mid-space attack drill

Blue cone / Red cone reactions decision making rugby exercise. This drill is from Sportplan's library of 650+ rugby drills, games and technique videos...


Establishing Depth and Pace

Use this plan to get your players attacking with depth and hitting the ball with pace to improve your side's running lines!


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...


The Zones Game

Use this fantastic drill in your next coaching session today and get ready to work your players hard



Community Drills

Autosave 38602921

Forwards and Backs work to get into optimal space for kick clear to compete.

Autosave 1981127

Place markers at different widths in lines about 5-7m apart. 4 or 5 players in each line of defense. On the whistle, players press straight up pass...

Individual/Team Skills

- Attacking Space Grid*Divide equal*Set out tackle Shields*Players to shift ball into Space- Run inners and evade to the outside space- Effective Comm...