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Maul Defence...

Av ricardo rodriguez - 27 juni 2009 11:34

* Training session* Maul defence By RR Ricardo Rodríguez


This session is designed to introduce ways to defend the maul to new players, or as a warm-up mauling drill for more able players.


What you tell your players the session is about

  • Preventing the progress of an opponent's maul.
  • Safe and legal techniques to win the maul.
  • Making decisions about how best to defend against a maul.

What you tell your players to do

  • Stop the maul before it starts.
  • Drive the maul backwards or sideways by PUSHING the maul from one side and PULLING it from the other.
  • Target ways to split up the maul.

What you get your players to do


Practice 1

  • In a 5 metre box, have two players start at one end with a ball. The first player binds on to the second player.
  • A defender, starting from the other end, walks forward and tries to tackle the ball carrier to the ground by grabbing them by the waist and pulling them down.

Practice 2

  • In the same box, set up two teams, one with three attackers, the other with three defenders.
  • The defenders' objective is to drive the maul out of the box.
  • Start all the drills at walking pace, then progress in speed as the players become more adept.


Developing the session

The training session can be developed as follows:


  • Change the balance of play by adding defenders or attackers.
  • Change the starting distances between the teams (sometimes only half a metre, for example).

Putting the skills into a game situation

The session can be developed further by playing the following lineout game.


  • Create some 4 v 4 lineouts (or larger if you have the players). Guarantee possession to one side. With senior players, start the game with jumpers in the lifted position.
  • The attacking side has to score as if they are driving from a 5 metre lineout. If they are successful, they then move 3 metres further away and try again.
  • Remember, though, the session objective is to have the defence stop the maul, or drive it back or into touch.
  • Be vigilant on illegal attempts to stop the maul.

Coach's notes:

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What to call out

  • "First defender: tackle the ball carrier to the ground to stop the maul forming"
  • "Push and pull the maul to the nearest touchline" OR "Drive through the centre of the maul, not the sides". It is unlikely that the players will be able to do both. You usually can only drive through the centre of the maul if it is stationary.)
  • "Take short sharp steps to gain momentum"

What to look for

  • Players not making a contribution to preventing the maul moving forward. Players with a loose binding should leave the maul and rejoin through the back.
  • Players making poor decisions when defending. In the slow motion parts of a drill get the players to talk through what they are trying to do as they do it.

What to think about

  • The defender in the maul nearest to the ball may be able to work their hands in to grab the ball. A slow, "feeling" action can be better than a "smash and grab" lunge for the ball.
  • Can your players twist the maul? This is to bring the ball carrier (usually at the back of the maul) towards the front.
  • How many players do you want to commit to defending the maul?
  • Do you want or need your backs to practise mauling?

please, contact me under week 26Th at Årsta Fältet, Stockholm

[Swedish Rugby Academy]


Better Rugby Coaching, VRS RUGBY, Djursholm; Stockholm

Email: ricardo@vrsrugby.com

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Av ricardo rodriguez - 27 juni 2009 11:52

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