Attack articles

Rugby coaching videos and resources from the world's best coaches and players on developing attacking skills and tactics to help your players make and then attack space.

Coming Soon: Gregor Townsend - Offload and continuity

Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend’s latest course covers offload skills and continuity in attack.

Lessons from the All Black counter-attack

Swift counter-attacking can be an extremely effective means of scoring tries. Murray Kinsella takes a look at how making the right attacking decision based on the defensive spread, can prove to be crucial.

Spin Doctors of Union should learn from Pass Masters of League

The spin pass has become the default for union backs. Players such as George Ford and Kyle Eastmond show that a grounding in rugby league often creates a more effective passer

Coming soon - Mike Friday: Attacking drills & game analysis for 7s rugby

Mike Friday and the Kenya 7s team work on the fundamentals of attack – plays, depth, realignment and self-analysis.

Coming Soon - Eric Rush: 7s Attack

You’ve seen Mike Friday’s approach to attacking play in 7s, now here’s how the legendary All Black goes about scoring tries.

Coming Soon - Mike Friday: 7s Attack Patterns

Watch the preview to Mike Friday’s latest video module ‘7s Attack Patterns’

Looking for Mismatches

Murray Kinsella admired the way Quade Cooper and Israel Folau found the weak link in Scotland’s defence and says vision can be taught

Scoring off First Phase

Executing a practiced move off a set-piece can be both effective and rewarding for a coach. Murray Kinsella highlights some recent examples of tries from first phase ball and how to best execute these situations.

Coming Soon - Mike Friday: Passing for 7s (Fundamentals & drills)
In this first module, Mike focuses on one of the game’s ‘fundamentals’ or ‘non-negotiables’; passing technique
Eddie Jones; Attack from 9 - Trailer

Eddie Jones provides his first module for The Rugby Site; ‘Attack from 9’.