Learn from this rugby passes video. See how different passes are made by expert players
during actual rugby games. Just follow what they do, with a bit of practice.
Video examples of passes in rugby games
This video consists of the following clips......
Risky but useful
Lion Brian O'Driscoll passes the ball through his legs to winger George North
rather than waste time turning to make a normal pass. Phew, just made it!
Well timed short pass
Tom Carter for Sydney Uni times this
perfectly. Carter forces the defender to commit to stopping him
and so prevents the defender from sliding over to tackle the receiver. Notice the slight turn Carter makes
at the last moment to protect himself from injury.
Quick relay pass
The tackler must have thought he would stop the movement - but NO! Using great handling skills
the attacker manages to quickly relay the ball to support before taking the tackle.
Note hanging leg
This All Black player hangs his leg to provide balance and extra power for his pass.
Pop pass puts player through
This pass could easily have been a cut out, judging by the arm movement. Instead, with a deft flick of the wrists and fingers
the ball carrier pops the ball
pops the ball
to the nearest player, putting him through a gap.
Many long passes are pretty pointless because the defense can adjust so easily. Not so with this one!
Spiral or spin pass
spiral pass being performed and see how to catch one.
Hard to see from side on. The slow replay shows how to take advantage when the situation
presents itself. The defender seems to be almost
begging for a dummy!