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Does your touch rugby look like this? by David Clarke

Ok, it is the All Blacks, but…

1. Look at the rules: two handed touch, ball carrier and one team mate to the ground, plus the toucher and one of his team mates too. This creates space and encourages support around the fringes.

2. Look at the work rate: at the end these boys are tired.

3. Look at the rugby basics: two hands on the ball, passing before contact, changing angles, arriving from depth.

Touch rugby is a great game for many reasons, but needs careful control to gain the full benefits.

Here are links to some more ideas on touch rugby from the Better Rugby Coaching site:

  • Touch Rugby to Make Your Players Shine – This simple game concentrates on running, support play and passing ability, ensuring a great skills and fitness workout for the entire team.
  • Touch Rugby – Friend or Foe? – Playing touch rugby can pay dividends when it comes to full contact matches.
  • Using Touch Rugby to Improve the Basics – How touch rugby can allow your players to experiment and extend their core skills.
  • Touch Rugby to Make Your Players Shine – Simple games with big skills and fitness gains.
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    2 Comments so far
    Leave a comment

    Great video and tips thanks.

    By the way – The links in this paragraph don’t work.
    “# Touch Rugby to Make Your Players Shine – This simple game concentrates on running, support play and passing ability, ensuring a great skills and fitness workout for the entire team.
    # Touch Rugby – Friend or Foe? – Playing touch rugby can pay dividends when it comes to full contact matches.
    # Using Touch Rugby to Improve the Basics – How touch rugby can allow your players to experiment and extend their core skills.
    # Touch Rugby to Make Your Players Shine – Simple games with big skills and fitness gains.”

    Comment by Pat Moroney

    Very, very interesting. Thank you. We are the spanish HTR Huesca Touch Rugby team.

    Comment by HTR Huesca Touch Rugby




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