Compete for ball

Great site and excellent drills. Easy to understand and apply in training....
Tyrone, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Each player is given a number from 1 to 4.

Each team of 4 lines up on their try line, facing away from pitch.

Coach calls 2 numbers and throws the ball in. The respective players enter the pitch and compete for the ball.

The team in possession must try to score at the opposition's try line.

Team not in possession must defend.

COACHING POINTS

Step over the ball when picking it up.

Defenders to organise themselves. Assess whether they can reach the free ball - if not prepare to defend.

Variations:

Roll ball towards a particular team to ensure easier attack vs defence, rather than scramble in middle of pitch.

1st player to the ball is scrum-half and must pass straight away. Support player to get into receiving position.

Call 3 numbers.

All 4 players.

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