Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Small square,~2m x 2m
  • Two "attackers" try to keep the ball away from the defender
  • Defender wrestles or tackles each ball carrier
  • Carrier works to keep the ball carrying arm free and pass to the other attacker
  • Change defender after several passes

Coaching points

  • Attackers keep strong stance and feet positioning
  • Move the ball carrying arm clear of the defender
  • Support player move into view and clear space to receive pass
  • Defender increase pressure on ball carriers

Adapted from NZMooloo (

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