Another great video from RugbyIQ: Down Up + Hit & Drive
Aim: Develop explosive power from the deck and defensive leg drive.
One player holding a contact shield across his chest performs four up and downs onto the deck on the four points of an imaginary cross as quickly as possible. As he gets up after the fourth one he braces himself and his partner, who is standing waiting for him hits into him and drives him backwards.
Emphasize speed onto and off the ... Read More
Another great video from RugbyIQ: Clean hit and play
Aim: Effective clean out technique and ball skills.
One player stands in the middle of the grid holding a contact shield. Four players stand in the middle of each side of the grid facing in. A ball is passed quickly around the outside of the grid. On the whistle whoever has the ball runs into the grid and makes contact with the shield, the two players next to him sprint around to support him. The ... Read More
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