The Scrum

The scrum is used to restart play if the ball has been knocked on or gone forwards in some way if the ball fails to come out of a ruck or maul and also for an accidental offside. The following practice drills build up the scrum starting the the front row only and adding players until all eight are involved.

This is a great drill for getting the timing right in a scrum. Players get into a huddle and chant squeeze... dip..... shove to get used to working as a team.

Here we explain the basics and technique for playing in the front row of a scum. Binding and foot position is important as well as spine safety.

This drill focuses on the second row in the scrum. Its purpose is to help teach the second row how to bind, push, and what position they should be in when engaged in the push. The second rows job is to bind together and place the head in between the prop and the hooker.

This drill progresses to include the back row. Here we explain the role and technique of playing flanker in the scum and how to avoid common faults.

The final progression is to include the number 8 right at the back of the scrum. Here we look at the overall performance of the scrum and how it operates in a game situation.