Rugby Drill Demonstration


Every team performs better with a defensive structure. Introductory structure for beginner teams

Coaching points

3 v 3 defensive structure

"D" to line up opposite just inside "A" shoulder - Why position yourself as a defender in this position?

(Forces attacker to either pass or run away from where the ball has come from)

Number up

Close down space

Dictate terms

Keep square

Head on correct side

Feet in close and shoulders on

  • Shoulders on
  • Arms round
  • Had Grip

Leg drive

Copy of Defensive alignment + basic defenceDefensive PatternsRugby Drills Coaching