Rugby Drill Demonstration


  1. defender and attacker run to middle.
  2. Attacker must then try out step the defender and score.
  3. Once tackle is made or try is scored, Defender joins attack line and attacker joins defence line.

Coaching points

  • Need 5 cones and 3 or 4 rugby balls.
  • Defender must get body angle right.
  • Small steps, legs no further than shoulder width apart.
  • Stay on toes.




  • Variation = continuous 1v1 in small space.

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