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Try this running and passing drill
Around the Academy:

Matt Dawson passes to Neil Back in an England training session
You don't need special equipment to practice this
Aim: The player in the middle has to try and intercept passes between the other three players.

Drill: One defender stands in the middle of three players, trying to intercept the ball as the other three move around and pass it to one another.

If the person standing in the middle intercepts the ball, they then become one of the three passers.

The player whose pass was intercepted then goes into the middle.

Benefits: This is an easy drill to help you improve your basic running and passing skills.

Adding the tackling will also help you improve your tackling and evasion skills.

It is also great fun, especially with your team-mates and school friends.



Piggy in the middle
Catch the bombs
Bulldog
Tackle challenge
The weaver
Train safely

What you need
Four players
A rugby ball

Set yourself targets
How many passes can you make before the ball is intercepted?
How many clean passes can you make?

Variation
The player in the middle can tackle the other three players
This will help you practice your tackling as well as passing, running and evasion skills



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