Skill Practice Description
• Each player is given a colour.
• The coach will call out a colour at any time during the game.
• The defender/s who have been given that colour need to leave the defence line, run round the nearest cone of that colour and rejoin the defence.
• The attack should identify where the spatial opportunity has appeared and take immediate advantage.
• The frequency of the call depends on how much the coach wants to work the players.
• The coach may call for all players, both defence and attack, to run around an allotted cone colour.
• Coach should have two rugby balls to ensure a fast game and a change of defence to attack at times.
Key Coaching Points
• Visual Acuity-Looking for space
• Spatial awareness
• Communication - highlighting spaces and mismatches
• Evasion skills and footwork
• Decision making
Relevance to the Game
• Spaces are created by the leaving defenders, which the attack has to identify, decide on the appropriate action and attack accordingly.
• By using the second ball, the coach can also develop counter attack