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    Improve technique, game sense and fitness levels with the aid of Rugby Games & Drills.

    Developed by one of the game’s top coaches and endorsed by the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Games & Drills contains over 115 games and drills designed to bring out the very best in players, regardless of age or ability or rugby code.

    This book is packed with the most effective games and drills for improving core skills such as handling, kicking and decision making while providing tough physical challenges. In addition, the detailed descriptions with accompanying illustrations will help you make the most of training sessions and ensure you are ready for game day.

    Rugby Games & Drills is the ideal companion for coaches and players of both rugby league and rugby union looking to maximize talent and harness their potential.

    Table of Contents

    Game Finder

    Preface

    Key to Diagrams

    Chapter 1 Using Games and Drills

    Chapter 2 Small-Sided Handling Games

    Chapter 3 Small-Sided Kicking Games

    Chapter 4 Attacking and Defensive Drills

    Chapter 5 Bag Drills

    Chapter 6 Non-specific Rugby Drills

    Chapter 7 Small-Sided Rugby Games

    Chapter 8 Large-Sided Rugby Games

    Chapter 9 Fitness Requirements for Rugby Union and League

    Chapter 10 Planning for the Season

    References

    About the Authors

    Author

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, with 1,900 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership. The RFU provides over 30,000 coaching sessions each year for its clubs. The clubs have 35 distinct groups, composed of counties, the three armed forces, Oxford and Cambridge universities, the England Schools Rugby Football Union, and England students.

    SimonWorsnop is a coach of both rugby union and rugby league and has over 20 years of experience working in the game. Simon is the National Academy fitness adviser for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). In this role, he has worked with England under-19, under-20 and under-21 teams and has been involved with these age groups at six world championships. The holder of several strength and conditioning awards, Simon is both the strength and conditioning coach and an assistant rugby coach in the England under-20 setup. In his coaching role, he seeks to develop games to support team principles and improve individual defensive technique.

    Simon has also held a similar role with the Rugby Football League (RFL) and was involved with the full Great Britain, England & England A teams. During his career, Simon has been involved in developing level 1, 2 and 3 certificates in coaching strength and conditioning.

    Reviews

    "Any serious coach should make room for Rugby Games & Drills on the bookshelf. It will be your most valuable assistant."
    —Rob Andrew, RFU Director of Rugby Operations, Former Fly Half for British & Irish Lions and England

    "Rugby Games & Drills is full of enjoyable, innovative games and drills to help players of all ages and abilities master the basic skills of the game."
    —Danny Care, Scrum Half for England and Harlequins