WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker

2 v 1 Introduction

Back to Handling


Groups of 3


Balls, Cones


  • In groups of 3
  • Number players 1,2 and 3.
  • Players 1 & 2 are attackers. Player 3 is the defender. Defender to start from between A1 & Cone B
  • Activity is directional
  • Aim is for A1 to engage Defender.
  • Rotate players role so all experience passing and intercepting


Session Plan Diagram

Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to
  • Look up and scan where the defender and attacker are standing
  • Ball carrier to engage defender by attacking their inside shoulder
  • Foot movement to draw defender away from support player
  • Receiver has hands up to receive the ball
  • Receiver to call for the ball
  • Pass accurately - hands finishing at the target

Variation / Progression

  • Begin with static defender
  • Allow defender to move sideways only
  • Allow defender to move freely from start position
  • Game: Continuous 2 v 1 with attackers looking to score on alternate try lines for 5 attempts. Defender always aligns opposite starting ball carrier. Defender to keep score.

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