Basic Passing

The following rugby drills focus on improving basic passing and handling skills including the basic pass, switch pass, pop pass, loop pass, miss pass, offload pass from tackles and the floor.

This drill explains on the very basics of passing. Being able to deliver consistant and accurate passes is an essential skill all rugby players need.

Players practice the switch pass or scissors pass with the aid of cones to guide their run. Two lines of players work in a continuous drill.

Players run as a small group through a narrow channel using a pop pass to the side called by their team mate behind.

The loop pass involves the player running or looping behind the player they pass the ball to in order to receive it back the following side.

A line of five players practice the miss pass whilst moving forwards. When the ball reaches the end it comes back the other way, again with a miss pass.

This is a move that can be performed by any player on the pitch, but is usually performed by a scrum half or a fly half. This move is when the ball is thrown behind one player traveling to another.

This is a move that can be performed by any player on the pitch, but is usually performed by a scrum half or a fly half. This move is when the ball is thrown behind one player traveling to another.

Four players pass the ball first with a miss pass, the missed player loops round and receives the ball before continuing the pass down the line.

Players pass the ball down the line performing a dummy switch before passing on to the outside man.

Ball carrying player hits into two tackle bags then offloads to a team mate running at speed. It encourages the player to keep hold of the ball through contact and look for a pass.

This drill is a progression of a full contact offload during a tackle. The tackled player aims to stay on their feet whilst offloading to a team mate running behind.

The ball carrier goes into contact, gets tackled and goes to ground. They then offload the ball to an oncoming player who times their run.