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Catching and passing skills



Passing

Like the basic pass, the basic catch is another skill which every rugby player needs to master.

It is a very simple skill to learn and it will help you become a much better all round player.

Be aware, alert and expect to receive a pass at anytime.

Former England forward Martin Johnson, who now runs coaching camps, advises youngsters to "buy a ball and carry it around everywhere you go".

"You need to get used to the ball's feel, the way the ball moves, in short to become totally familiar with it."

STEP ONE

Passing

Make a target.

Your hands should be at chest height, with your thumbs up and fingers spread.

Extend your hands towards the ball.

But don't overstretch, otherwise you will lose balance.

STEP TWO

Passing

Watch the ball into your hands.

Depending on the situation, you may decide to take the ball early or late.



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