Another great video from RugbyIQ: Fitness and Ball Skills Drill
Aim: To develop rugby specific fitness and ball skills.
Place 1 tackle bag on each corner of the channel and a contact shield 10m down the channel in the middle. Place a ball at the top of the channel in the middle. 4 players working in pairs start at the top of channel. The rest of the players are split into 2 groups on either side of the channel 10m down. Drill starts with ... Read More
Objective: To assess fitness levels of players
Gear: Audio file (free download) Or Tape Or Cd + Cones
Players: Whole team
The Bleep Test or Multi Stage Fitness Test is a test that is a commonly used to assess aerobic fitness. It is also known as the 20 meter shuttle run test, beep test or bleep test. The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 m apart. These runs are synchronized with a pre-recorded audio tape or CD, which plays ... Read More
# Each player in a team is given a number.
# The ball must be passed between team members, but the rule is that it must be passed in order. i.e Player 1 must pass to 2, 2 must pass to 3 etc.
# The game is like Piggy in the middle but as a group.
Objective: To improve ball handling skills.
Gear: 1ball, 10 metre grid (can use cones or anything to mark area)
Players: 2 teams of 4 to 6
Each player in a team is given a number.
The ball must be passed between team members, but the rule is that it must be passed in order. i.e Player 1 must pass to 2, 2 must pass to 3 etc.
The game is like Piggy in the middle but as a group.
The defending team must try and ... Read More
Objective: Players consider options at Ruck Time
Gear: Hit shields (at least 2), balls
Players: Groups of 4 to attack, 2 hold hit shields
Two players hold hit shield close together facing attacking players.
1st player of attackers comes up, hits the shield, and goes to ground
The next three players follow closely and make a decision as the first hits the ground...to either:
2 players blow over the ball, 3rd picks up or
each player can attempt a pick and go.
The defending players can steal the ball, ... Read More
Category: Kick-Off / Restart
Objective: To make a restart from half way or the 22m line.
Gear: Balls, and tee
The player who needs to practice their kicking takes to ball to halfway, midfield.
3 forwards lineup at halfway in a group, in line with where the kick will be aimed.
The kicker then attempts to kick the ball, it must travel at least 10 meters.
The aim is for the kicker to land the ball over the 10 meter line on the full, but kick ... Read More
Objective: To throw the ball in accurately
Gear: 1 ball, 1 Rugby Post.
Hooker stands on the goal line facing the side of the goal post.
Aim to hit the upright at various heights.
The thrower needs to progressively set targets at practice, e.g. three is a row, then five in a row.
You can use cones to set out distances from the post to represent the different distances to lineout jumpers i.e. Jumper at number 2, or 4.
Once precision is mastered, the hooker should practice ... Read More
Category: Place Kicking
Objective: Improve Accuracy of a place kick
Gear: 1 ball for every player
Right in front of the posts (close as you like) takes 5-10 shots at goal.
Move to the left of the centre (15m) and take 5-10 shots.
Move to the right of the centre (15m) and take 5-10 shots.
Move right over near touchline of both sides and have 2-3 shots.
Move back from the 22m and have 2-3 shots.
Go back to the start if you need to, and begin again.
Place ... Read More