Rugby Drill Demonstration


Defenders adjust to an extra runner(s) coming into the attacking line.

Coaching points

#9 pass to #10 starts the drill.

Defenders run an up and out route.

Defenders cover the lane not the player in front of them.

Ball carrier can run into one of the four lanes.

If the ball carrier does not advance the defense executes a Man-up defense pattern.

Coach can add support players for ball carrier and tackler.

Coach can add a second extra runner so defenders have to watch two possible late attackers and defend only the ball carrier.

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