Tag Rugby Drill: Piggy in the middle

A quick and easy Tag Rugby drill to get everyone moving. This drill can also be used at the beginning of a lesson as a Warm up. Warm ups are important when preparing to play any sport. Warm ups are low-level intensity activities which help prepare the body for exercise and helps to prevent any injuries. These exercises help oxygen and nutrients get to your muscles, which gets them ready for activity.

To complete this activity you will need:

  • Rugby Balls
  • Tag Rugby Belts
  • Stopwatch

Split the class into groups of 3, 2 people are the players and one person is the tagger. The aim of the game is for the players to pass the ball to each other as many times without being tagged. The players must count how many times they can pass the ball, the count returns to 0 when the ball is dropped or a player has been tagged. Keep swapping roles every 5 minutes until everyone has been the tagger.

This drill can benefit young people in many ways when learning how to play Tag Rugby. The drill can help children practise their throwing skills, making sure they are passing correctly and help improve their hand-eye co-ordination. This game also helps players to learn how to move around the pitch and make free space, this helps them become more aware of their surroundings and think strategically about passes and movements. Being the tagger also helps players to keep an eye on their target and practise tagging other players.

For more Tag Rugby drills and inspiration, take a look at our Intro to Tag Rugby guide