Drills

6 Vs 6 Uncontested Scrums

category: Scrum

Ensure that players:-

Bind correctly.

Keep the scrum square.

Keep correct body position.

Hooker to strike for the ball ...

Agility Test 2.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

  1. From the start position, run forwards out of the 1st set of cones, then side-step to the left to go around the far left cone.
  2. From t...

Agility Test 2.

category: Agility-Running-Skills

  • From the start position, run forwards out of the 1st set of cones, then side-step to the left to go around the far left cone.
  • From the far ...

  • All In Touch

    category: Warm-Up

    The following are the laws for this game:

    • Equal number of defenders and attackers.
    • Use bibs to identify both teams.

    Cat And Mouse

    category: Agility-Running-Skills

    Players stand back to back and await the coach's call. Whichever colour the coach shouts out are the mice (in the animation the coach shouts 'Blue'...

    Catching And Kicking Tennis

    category: Kicking

    Drill to practice kicking accuracy and contesting the ball in the air.

    Split the players into two even teams with different coloured bibs (re...

    Centering

    category: Contact-Skills

    • The aim of the drill is to develop a strong profile, protecting the ball

    Coach Says!

    category: Warm-Up

    • Coach gives orders and the players do it.
    • Example include: coach says do a press-up, coach says touch the groud with your right hand...

    Contest Line Outs

    category: Lineout

    One player throws the ball in to 5 players standing side by side. One player to stand in the scrum half position so as to be ready to receive a pas...

    Corner Line Tag

    category: Tag-Rugby

    The aim is that when the coach signals the start the defending players will spread across to the other side of the field quickly and defend the ent...

    Counter Ruck

    category: 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. On the coaches...

    Dizzy

    category: Passing

    1. There will be one ball carrier at any one time.
    2. They will run around the circle, passing the ball.
    3. The ball must be handled...

    Flick And Back Pass Insanity

    category: Passing

    Now split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of colored bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your playe...

    Individual Skills

    category: Handling

  • Move the ball in a figure of 8 round your legs
  • Pass the ball round your back. Who can pass the ball around their back 5 times the fastest ...

  • Maul Rip In A Circle

    category: Maul

    This is good for upper body strength.

  • 5 or 6 defenders, 1 ball, 2 attackers
  • Defenders must stand in a circle about 2 metres a...

    Maul Rip In A Circle

    category: Practices-for-Juniors

    This is good for upper body strength.

  • 5 or 6 defenders, 1 ball, 2 attackers
  • Defenders must stand in a circle about 2 metres a...

    Number Cruncher

    category: Passing

    • Keep your player briefing, brief! If necessary you might considering having one group quickly demonstrate the exercise to the other players.<...

    Passing Circle

    category: Passing

    • Tell your players the following.....
    1. There will be 4 players on the outside of the circle, starting at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'...

    Pop, Roll, Down, Up And Gut

    category: Passing

    • Tell your players the following......
    1. The ball carrier will run/carry the ball directly across the grid, offloading it to...

    Quick Hands Race

    category: Sevens

    Tell your players the following......

    1. The two bottom players will be the feeders, they will be positioned by the cones with the balls....

    React And Defend

    category: Defensive-Patterns

    Drill to test defenders reactions to situations.

    Set up a 15m x 15m grid with 3 defenders (blue) and 4 attackers (red).

    All start on th...

    Relay Passing Race

    category: Warm-Up

    • With each new instruction to players you'll be having a race, lets see which group is the fastest - no cheating!
    • Don't spend too muc...

    Rucking Rectangle

    category: Ruck

    Set up a rectangle (roughly 5m x 2m) with three attackers (blue) and three defenders (red) on opposite sides.

    The attacker in the middle has ...

    Rugby 5 Pin Bowling

    Using cones and tackle bags, mark out your training area as shown in the diagram. The tackle bags should be stood up, and at a distance away from...

    Structure Defence

  • 5 attackers - 10 defenders (or 2 to 1 ratio dependent on numbers)
  • Start slowly with ruck ball
  • Defenders cannot steal ball
  • Tackle Challenge

    • The exercise stand clockwise, with the first player going from the bottom left cone. The defender must tackle that player to the ground.
    • ...

    Tackle Clamp Partner Jackle

    The aim of the drill is to encourage the tackler to challenge for the ball after the tackle with a supporting player (+1) to clamp on his inside to re...

    Technical work at the breakdown

    Players start face down, on the coach's whistle players get to their feet to contest the contact area.

    Red player 1 and the blue player shou...

    Three grids - Passing Alignment

    Set up one small grid (5x5m), one medium grid (10x10m) and one large area (15x15m). Players work in groups of 3 with one ball.

    Coach shouts ...

    Touch down and back

    Players stand in a line with the ball in the hands of the front player.

    The first player runs to the edge of the grid and then bends to place...

    Tracking hit

    Tracking hit (2 x 10 minutes in split groups)

    Set up

    3 different colour cones on the gain line. 2m spacing (set up 3-4 are...

    Traffic Lights Game

    • Brief your players one what you would like the to do by telling them the following....
    1. One of the players will stand outs...

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    Fitness Testing Session

    Work up a sweat with this fitness and conditioning rugby session - testing Aerobic Fitness, Anaerobic Fitness, Flexibility, Power and Strength

    Attacking part 1

    Make sure that your team attacks with plenty of support and class with this session!

    Pre-season Burner

    Don't watch your players tire on the pitch! Push them with this session and improve their fitness for match-day

    Rugby Fitness Drills and Games

    Strike the perfect balance between fitness and rugby drills in this challenging session, using fun games and fitness drills to get players looking for...

    Community Drills

    Rugby plays of the Month (June)

    The good, the bad and the ugly.Highlights include the fastest try ever scored, some hard hits and the best tries scored this month.

    2 defenders vs 1 attacker

    2 defenders vs 1 attacker4 cones, 1ball, 4playersAttacking player (Yellow) chooses channel A or B to run in. This results in 2 defenders vs 1 attacker...

    1on1 tackling

    Player pass the ball to the oponent go forward to tackle the player. After tackle, player must fast regain position on feet and contest the ball....

    Cat and mouse

    DESCRIPTIONDivide the players in pairsThe "cat" has to catch the mouseIf the "mouse" stops aside one of the couples he is safe and...

    Ruck drill 1

    Tackler body position.Being tackled body positon and posting the ball.Tackler getting back to his feet and contesting the ball.Clearing the ruck.Takin...

    T is for 'Tackle'

    Test players tackle technique and reactions. Develops the skill of closing down space, setting for the tackle and responding to attacker's movement.Se...

    Contest Line Outs

    One player throws the ball in to 5 players standing side by side. One player to stand in the scrum half position so as to be ready to receive a pass. ...