Rugby

Rugby League vs Rugby Union

The distinction between ‘Rugby Union’ and ‘Rugby League’ is one that has created a fair amount of confusion over the years. In this section, we will give you more information behind the inception of the two codes and their differences. Debate over how different they are, whether they are reconcilable and which is better are …

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Rugby Kicking Techniques

Kicking in rugby can be used as a defensive or an attacking tactic, depending on the situation. It is a good way to clear the danger if the team is under pressure. However, with a good kick over the top of the opposition they can be the team under pressure. We explain seven different kicking …

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Rugby Scrum Practices

The scrum is used to restart play if the ball has been knocked on or gone forwards in some way if the ball fails to come out of a ruck or maul and also for an accidental offside. The following practice drills build up the scrum starting the front row only and adding players until …

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Rugby Mauling Drills

The maul is often used when a team needs to regain control of the ball, or because the opposition has partially stopped the attack. A maul is also used to unsettle the defense, but it is important to keep the ball moving. The following drills help develop team mauling skills. Rip The Ball Explanation: This …

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Rugby Rucking Drills

A ruck occurs when the ball is on the ground and at least one player from each side is in physical contact with the ball between them. It is a technique used to get or keep possession of the ball after a player has been tackled in open play. The following rugby drills build-up player …

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Rugby Warm-Up Drills

Warm-Up Drill 1 This rugby drill can be used either as a warm-up or to improve fitness. Players pass the ball whilst moving continually to a cone and back again. Accurate passing is important for this drill. This warm-up drill is mainly used to warm up the arms, hands, and passes. Key points – It …

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Rugby Line Out Drills

A line out occurs when the ball goes out of play. The following drills and practices help a team develop skills to win the lineout including lifting where safety is essential. Basic Lineout with Drive This drill shows two options for practicing a lineout, a quick pass to the second man and a catch and …

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Rugby Agility & Footwork Drills

Rugby footwork and agility drills demonstrate how to develop skills to sidestep, swerve, spin and offload the ball with the aim of avoiding tackles and keeping the ball moving. By practicing the footwork skills repeatedly in isolation or as part of a practice drill then eventually the movements become automatic and emerge naturally in a …

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Rugby Tackling Drills

Rugby drills which introduce players to tackling and gradually build confidence. Beginners start with learning the basic techniques by doing a slow-motion tackle from the knees. This is progressed to tackling on one knee, then standing through to one v one full-contact tackling practices. Side Tackle on Knees This is the most basic tackling drill …

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Rugby Passing Drills

Basic Pass This drill explains the very basics of passing. Being able to deliver consistent and accurate passes is an essential skill all rugby players need. The lateral pass is the most basic of the three but enables players to pass the ball over both short and long distances. To make a good pass the …

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