Rugby Drill Demonstration


Ruck marked with white cones, on coaches calls red and blue run from ruck area and setup/identify & communicate roles.  Halfback clears ball for trigger to initiate linespeed.

Progression set up ruck on other side return to create 2 phase play or add deep defender to mimic pendulum defensive for back 3.

Coaching points

  • connect in 3s down the line
  • Must scan threats 
  • move up in one line
  • target outside shoulder
  • Short sharp use of action words
  •  track and shorten feet before contact.

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