The pop pass is a valuable rugby pass. You use it to get the ball
to a player who will be close and you want to disguise your intention to pass to them.
Build good rugby skills.
A pass is easier if you have good handling skills (choose core skills from he menu)
and good rugby passing basics.
Disguise your short pass
When you use only the spin pass you miss out on other opportunities.
Your body movements and positioning of the ball give information to opponents.
It is easy to see that you will make a hard and fast medium to long pass.
It is not easy to turn it into something else and it is difficult
to mistake it for anything else!
Pop pass, starting
When you use other passes the position of your body
and the position of the ball disguise what you are about to do.
This is the start of the pass.
It could easily be the start of other things -
a normal pass, a swing pass, a lob pass.
It could easily be changed to a chip and chase kick
or to put through a rolling ball or bouncing grubber.
Note - high arm action
gives protection from the tackler.
Arms drawn well back give power message that says a medium pass
or a long pass is about to be delivered.
How to make a pop pass
Pop pass, finish
You use both hands.
From the wound up start position
with your arms drawn high to one side
you swing your arms across your body.
You suddenly stop your arms in front of your body and
do the rest of the pass with your wrists and fingers only.
You pop the ball upwards and outwards
into the path of a charging support player.
That player is running into the gap
between you and the player
your opponents thought was your target.
You have loads of control.
Your slight turn gives a great range of sight and a great range of movement.
Remember, just gently pop it out into the gap for your support
to run on to and gather at speed.
It's easy to practice this pass alone.
Get fit and agile while you master this pass.
Make the pass, run and get it. Again, from where you end up...
Make the pass, run and get it. Just keep doing it!
initial actions imply medium to long pass
it is a disguised short pass
send deceptive messages with high drawn back arms
know your real target
wrists and fingers important
suitable for any player
Now go on from here. Follow the link below to find and master
more passes to store away in your passing toolbox.