OBJECTIVE:

To practise defensive options.

EQUIPMENT:

Three cones, one ball.

GROUP SIZE:

Groups of 7.

AREA:

10m x 10m.

DRILL EXPLANATION:

  1. Attacking group runs around their cone and attacks ‘try-line' behind defenders' last cone.
  2. Two defenders run around first cone and last defender goes around last cone.
  3. Halfback passes to attackers.
  4. Defenders work on man-on-man defensive pattern with back defender taking extra player.
  5. Attackers try to score.

COACHING POINTS:

• First receiver should try and hold the defence initially so there isn’t an immediate drift.
• Attacking team should use all passing and running skills to score.
• Defenders need to communicate throughout the drill.
• Back defender must look for space created.

VARIATIONS / PROGRESSION:

First defender plays man-on-man; other defenders drift.

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