Rugby Drill Demonstration

Description

· In a grid an attacker (A) begins at one end and a defender (D)
begins in the middle opposite.
· (A) carries with the ball
· Grid should be relevant to the defenders normal position in a
game. i.e. a prop should work in a smaller grid as they often
defend in a smaller area (e.g. next to a ruck) compared to a
winger who would have more area to defend
· Attacker should accelerate quickly to cross gain line
· Defender can only move laterally
· Attacker should attempt to fix the defender, forcing defender to
make the tag from the side or behind
· Attacker should vary his/her starting position

 

Variations/Progressions
· D begins by passing the ball to A who catches and immediately
attacks

Coaching points

Coaching Points
Ball carrier
· Carry the ball in two hands
· Run forward, at the defender to commit them
· Lower centre of gravity (body height) and shorten strides when
changing direction
· Use fast feet to run into space
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Tagging
· Place lead foot in close to the ball carrier
· Head to side or behind when making a tag

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