Numbers Touch


Set Up:
A small sided game where an even number of players play touch rugby. Game can be played on half a pitch with multiple balls ready to be introduced to keep speed of game high. Each player has a number (1 or 2). When defending, if the coach calls 1, all the defending 1s must run back and touch their line before retuning.

Key Factors:
• Players can offload at any point during fall or as they hit the ground, players can also present the ball.
• As defenders drop back and then return to the play the attacking team will meet covering defenders.
• Encourage creativity and mindset around avoiding contact and keeping ball alive.
• Drop back element allows for conditioning element to the game as well as skill development.