Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Players line up in 3-4 
  • outside (Red) player call HOLD then UP.
  • line of players go up in a line to next set of cones, then in a line diagonally retreat to next grid.
  • Next group step up and outside Red player Calls HOLD and UP and all player repeat the drill as a defencive line.
  • next phase, players go up then side shift and retreat the drill. 

Coaching points

  • Only 1 HOLD and UP to be called to stop confusion and foul starts.
  • players must keep a flat line and a constant gap between them.
  • When retreating and side shifting make sure players use small steps tobe able to change direction if required.
  • Outside Red player is in control of the line until the next Red player joins the drill.

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