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Coaching:

Beat the Defender

Drill Aims

To develop the skill of evasive running and defence.

Coaching Instructions

The first attacker and defender must run around the end cones. Afterwards the attacker must score a try using imaginative techniques to avoid the defender such as side-stepping. The players should not kick the ball. The defender should aim to stop the attacker from scoring. After a player is tackled they should both join the back of the queue. Players should swap between attacking and defending. Defence should be done on both sides to encourage tackling on both shoulders.

Variations

See this drill Beat the Defender 2. The drill can also be done with the attackers in pairs or threes but the defenders should have one less player.

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