Rugby Drill Demonstration
- Divide players into forwards and backs, back form an attacking line the forwards form a loose scrum. Any extra players need to form a defensive line 5 m back.
- Ask the scrum-half and No 10 to run a series of plays out to the open side wing, then back to the other wing and finally attacking the midfield.
- Bring the players in and question:
- did they know what was happening?
- where they should be positioned for each phase?
- what do they need to know to complete the phases?
Rules of Phase Play (explain)
- Forwards in the 50, backs in the 15's
- Backs always clear 1st phase from set piece
- Forwards work in PODS
- Backs re-align as forwards reset
- Hard yards before whip out wide
How Does it all Work?
- Set piece forwards are tied in so backs need to secure their own ball.
- Before the backs can re-align and attack forwards need to reset the ball.
- From set piece the closest forwards (scrum/lineout) work in three's/fours moving to the ruck and reset the ball to allow the backs to re-align.
- As soon as the scrum-half moves the ball the nearest pod moves to position identified by call.
- call move "Aussie Ball"
- call field position "2"
5. 2nd pod moves behind or infront of the back line to complete next phase of play
- The purpose of this drill is to see how the players communicate and position themselves to receive the ball.
- What you want them to realise:
- they need to communicate (call the moves up front)
- they need to know where to be and when.
- field position,(what to do where)