SKILLS & DRILLS

Online videos for basic skills & drills training

Here are a collection of my favourite basic skills and drills you will need to be the complete rugby player from school to professional level. Doing the basics right and honing your skills will see you and your team score more tries.

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SKILL Nº1 – SWERVE

The Swerve is a move I used a lot during career. Its an attacking move for backs used to beat the opposition and create space for scoring tries. Always have the ball in both hands.

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SKILL Nº2 LATERAL PASS

This is a fundamental passing drill and my recommendation for ALL players and coaches. The lateral pass is a lot easier to use and execute than a spiral pass. It works well in both close contact or in distance passing.

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SKILL Nº3 SPIRAL PASS

Spiral Passes have their place BUT they have a large margin for error as you need time to cock the ball. They are a good option for long passes, but they must be passed flat, not high, as this gives time for opposition to drift.

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SKILL Nº4 EVADE

This is one of my favourite attacking moves and can be practiced at ANY age or level. Ball must ALWAYS be in 2 HANDS. Form a group of 5-6 players, each with ball in hand, run at each other within a small area practicing swerving and stepping.

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SKILL Nº5 STEPPING

Stepping is all about attacking rugby and beating a man. It’s one of the most crucial skills to develop and dominate. Run with ball in both hands which keeps opposition guessing. Step on both sides varying page as you step.

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SKILL Nº6 COUNTER ATTACK

This drill is for pressure situations. You’ll need to kick the ball ahead, opposition player must dive on the ball, support players must look for options, players must communicate and create an overlap to get out of the pressure situation.

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SKILL Nº7 VISION

Vision is all about reading the game and anticipation. This skill differentiates a good player from a brilliant player. This is a simple exercise but its important to develop this skill set.

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SKILL Nº8 2 VS 1

This is an attacking skill that helps beat a man and create space when you are up against 2 players. This skill requires quality communication between you and your players.

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SKILL Nº9 3 VS 2

This drill is for fullbacks and wingers. The purpose of this drill is to demonstrate how to move the ball into space under pressure. Get the ball to the middle to create more options. Remember communication is key.

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