Touch Football (Rugby) – Getting the Ball into an Attacking Position

Touch Football (Rugby) – Getting the Ball into an Attacking Position 


Touch Football

A simple touch football (rugby) move to get the ball into an attacking position.

Getting the ball into attacking position .

Many newer (and sometimes older) touch players try to score off every touch. Other common mistakes include trying to push the pass, try to run around players and run sideways early in the touch count. In general the first 2-4 touches should be used to getting the ball into a good attacking position. If a gap appears in touch and you play the ball quickly normally the the gap gets bigger.

Here is a perfect example of how to get the ball into great field position.

The first 20 seconds of this video demonstrates how to do this better then I could ever write.

The attacking players hit the ball at pace and the dummy half is right there to pass  the ball onto the next player.  The  next dummy half is the last person to hit up the ball. Very simple and effective look at the ground made in the video and then the team scores a nice try at the end. Notice the players run nice and straight and initiates the touch.

A variation of this is the dummy half is the same person for the entire set.

Remember K.I.S.S (Keep ISimple Stupid)