Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • This is a progression of the team defence 1. Set up and run the drill the same way.

  • Once the defensive line is setup and the players are holding the line, the second coach moves a step to the left to simulate the attacking team lining up on the left

  • This is the signal for the defence to realign to the left. This is done by the D2 on the right moving behind the 2 D1s and pushing the left hand D2 over to become the left hand D3 etc

  • Remind the players that the D1s NEVER more

  • Once the players have realigned they call hold, hold until the ball is passed to the second coach

  • Have the coach alternate between moving left and right

  • Once the players have started realigning correctly, the coach can then take a second step forcing a second realignment

Team Defence 1 - Part 2Defensive PatternsRugby Drills Coaching