Archive For The “Defence” Category

Coaching – A Seven-a-Side Rugby Defence

By | January 18, 2017

My recent experience coaching and observing Sevens leads me to recognize that much has changed since I wrote the first manual and workbook in 1997. This is not unexpected as the game has developed with the selection of bigger, stronger, faster, more skillful and more powerful players. This has brought into question the relevance of […]

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THE DEFENCE MODEL

By | April 3, 2016

AIMS: To prevent the team in possession from gaining territory. To regain possession of the ball. To use the transition between defence and attack to gain an advantage. Task One: Answer the following questions: When is a team in defence? In what way is this different from the use of the term in the Law […]

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DEFENSIVE PRACTICE PLAN

By | April 3, 2016

The aim of the practice is to improve the individual skills and to build these into the team’s defensive pattern. SELECTION OF DEFENSIVE SKILL ACTIVITIES Warm Up: Aussie Rules to open up the players’ view of the game. Force back to develop catching and kicking skills.   Individual Skills: Live Tackles – have you got […]

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