Category: Backs

Positional training for players 9-15

The perfect…12!

The perfect…12!

Hey Folks, today let’s enter the mad bad world of Inside Centre. Incidentally, after playing everywhere in the back line, the position I have settled on for the foreseeable future. Like a lot of...

The End-Over-End Kick

The End-Over-End Kick

Who doesn’t love kicking the ball around? For wingers, fullbacks and number 10’s its part of the job description, but front five forwards I’ve seen you at training giving the ball a hoof around...

1v1: Evasive Drill

1v1: Evasive Drill

This should be your bread and butter. The chance to show off how damn good you are, through acceleration, flat-out speed, and the ability to change direction.

Short-Pass, Long-Pass, Short-Pass 0

Short-Pass, Long-Pass, Short-Pass

Listed here as specifically for centres and number 10’s the ‘short-pass long-pass short-pass exercise’ is a great drill for all backs (indeed all rugby players). The skill level of the modern game is such...

Dave Alred’s Kicking Masterclass 0

Dave Alred’s Kicking Masterclass

The Man behind England’s Johnny Wilkinson and Toby Flood, the Kick doctor, Mr Dave Alred gives a quick kicking masterclass which is invaluable for any youngster (indeed any player) wanting to learn how to...

Top Tips From James O’connor 0

Top Tips From James O’connor

I stumbled upon this great little article on James Haskell’s fitness and nutrition blog. Though brief, it features the prodigy of Australian rugby, James O’Connor, giving tips on strength and conditioning, specific training drills, and his pre-match...