Payment Options


So, you’re keen to sign up to join us at the Fijian Cup?! Yaaaas! You’re gonna love it! The best sporting competition in the Pacific!

But fair enough, you wanna know your payment options before you secure your spot.

We’ve created the Fijian Cup payment plan to make sure everyone can join us in sporting paradise. We have package deals that start at just $1,499, we appreciate that this is big chunk of cash to hand over in one go so we have create some payment options for you to make getting to Fiji that bit easier.

Let’s break it down;

The Deposit
Whether you choose to pay upfront or join our Fijian Cup Monthly Payment Plan it matters not. In order to secure your spot at the 5* Sheraton resort and be in with the chance of winning $50,000 worth of prizes you’re required to pay a non-refund $50pp deposit.

This deposit also secures your spot on the return flight to Fiji, access to kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling galore as well as entry to our kick-ass end of competition party. Just sayin’!

Once you’ve paid your deposit you’ll have the option, if you wanna, to arrange your own flights to Fiji. We’ll deduct $600 from your package rate so you can fly from somewhere other than Auckland, Sydney or Brisbane OR stay longer in the Pacific! We know what we’d do!

Following your deposit payment you have seven days to decide on how you want to pay for your package.

Upfront Payment

For those of you who are cashed up and ready to roll, great! You can pay for your Fijian Cup package all in one go. We’re not going to rope you to a payment plan without good reason.

Once you’ve paid your $50pp deposit we’ll send you an email asking you if you want to complete the full payment now. If you’re ready to do so get your credit/debit card out and proceed to payment.

FYI, there is a 2.8% credit and debit card fee. Unavoidable for you and for us annoyingly! You can thank the Ozzie and NZ banking industry for that one! Soz!

Fijian Cup Monthly Payment Plan

If you want to spread the cost of your Fijian Cup package out over a few months, that’s no problem. It’s easy as to join our monthly payment plan and spread the cost.

One thing remains the same though, you’ve gotta pay your $50pp deposit.

Once you’ve secured your spot at the Fijian Cup we’ll send you an email offering you the option to join our monthly payment plan. Its super simple and works like this;

Your monthly payment amount depends on how many months there are left to go before we fly to the Fijian Cup when you book. So, if you pay your deposit the moment packages fo on sale you’ll have the full 8 months to pay.

For example, if you book the Ocean Breeze Solo with no added extras your package will cost. $1749.

So that’s 1749 divided by 8 = $218.62 per month.

The same goes for every month in between. Naturally the closer to take off you book the larger your monthly instalments will be.

Again, the 2.8% credit and debit card fee applies and an additional processing fee of 9%.

Just A Heads Up

You’ll be required to put a credit card for security on your room when you arrive. Any funds pre-authorized are 100% refundable, provided you don’t smash anything. Don’t smash anything, please.

Sorry to say that we are unable to reimburse any Fijian Cup traveller should they choose to cancel. You can, however, sub in another player/spectator provided they are willing to complete the payments. We provide free changing of names until 6 weeks before we depart so you’re totally safe there to on-sell your package.

If you need to change the name on your package between 6 and 4 weeks before we fly a $100 fee is applicable.

In the final four weeks before we fly unfortunately no changes can be made. If you’ve taken out travel insurance they may be able to bail you out.

Remember, if you are low on players or a player pulls out we have plenty of incredibly fast and skilled Fijian players keen to join your team. Just let us know!

If one of your team members fails to cough up the full amount the whole team will lose out. This is why we insist you take out travel insurance as they may cover you if something unforeseen happens.
We’ve tried to keep your Fijian Cup payment options as simple as possible. If you have any questions fire us an email at team@tourismhq.com and we’ll help in any way we can.

Booking Guide


Here at the Fijian Cup we have made the booking process easy AF. Rugby players have a reputation for being a bit slow on the uptake (we defo disagree!) but just in case this proves to be true we have made the booking process foolproof…we think!

Here is your step-by-step guide to booking your place at the Fijian Cup. Let’s break it down;

Step 1: Assemble Your Team
First thing first, you gotta find yourself a team! If you’re coming as a spectator you can skip straight to step two!

At the Fijian Cup you need a minimum of ten people to make up a team and a maximum of sixteen. If you’re running low or want to make your team up to the full sixteen let us know. We have a whole host of super speedy and highly skilled local Fijian players who would love to pull your team’s vest.

Crew assembled? Onto step 2…

Step 2: Choose Your Accommodation

Do you want to wake up each morning with a view of the Pacific Ocean or perhaps the lush green, manicured gardens of the 5* Sheraton Fiji? Maybe you want a little extra space to spread out and fancy staying at the luxury Lagoon Villa?

The next step is to decide on what room you want and who you want to bunk up with. The Sheraton Fiji offers rooms for up to four people.

For those travelling with the fam, here’s what you need to know. Up to two children can stay free of charge in each room at the Sheraton Resort with existing bedding. Flights for children aged 1 -12 months is $65pp and aged 1-12 years is $449pp. You will be provided the option to add children to your booking following deposit of $50pp.

Step 3: Secure Your Spot

Talking of deposits, let’s talk about step 3, securing your spot at the Fijian Cup. In a bid to ensure everyone can join us in sporting paradise not only have we made our package deals super affordable but made securing your spot as cheap as possible.

In order to secure your spot on the pitch, to be in with the chance of winning $50,000 worth of prizes and to have access to the lavish American style buffet every morning you’ve gotta pay a deposit of $50pp.

Easy as really!

Step 4: Keep the Flights or Fly Solo?

Once you’ve secured your spot at the the Fijian Cup with your $50pp deposit you’ve got a few choices to make.

You can add an extra two nights to your package for just $250pp. Just $250 to stay an extra two nights at the 5* Sheraton resort…you won’t find better value for money elsewhere, promise!

You can also select the ‘own flights’ option. By doing this you’re opting to arrange your own flights to Fiji meaning you can fly from a starting point that suits you or stay longer in paradise. We’ll deduct $600 from your package deal.

Step 5: Pick Your Extras

On the second day of the tour you have the option to book onto one of our outstanding activity packages.

As you know, snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding are all included in your package cost. If you want to really make the most of your time in Fiji we highly recommend you book onto one of our extra packages.

You have the option of a half day luxurious spa package at the 5* Sheraton spa complex, or join us on Cloud 9! You can alternatively opt on to our half day island tour or head to the Big Bula Waterpark.

For a full rundown of our epic extras click here! (LINK)

Step 6: Payment Plan or Upfront

Once you’ve paid your deposit and secured your spot on our epic extra activities we’ll send you an email explaining your payment options.

It’s pretty simple and you can find the full details here (LINK). You have the option of paying for your Fijian Cup package up front and in full or joining our Fijian Cup Monthly Payment Plan.

Whatever suits you best!

Step 7: Train, Pack and Fly!

And that’s it! Once you’re all paid up the only thing to do is to get training! We have tonnes of helpful tips on how to survive the Fijian Cup (LINK) and what to pack too! (LINK)

Get training, get packing and get ready to touch down in sporting paradise at the Fijian Cup.

Why Travel with Us


That’s a good point actually, why travel with us? We know why you should travel with us but with so many recreation sports competitions and tours out there it’s kinda hard to establish who the good guys really are.

So we’ll tell you, it’s us! We’ll explain why, read on dear friend!

Who Are We?
We are TourismHQ. We are a New Zealand registered travel company who specialise in delivering fully immersive travel experiences with a team who have over 50 years experience in the industry.

Tourism HQ founded New Zealand’s first Fiji festival getaway with ‘BlueSky FIJI’ in 2012. We are also the team who created Spring Break Experience now available in Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa and Vanuatu.

We specialise in creating once in a lifetime travel experiences and international festivals. We are passionate about delivering our clients the best value for money, and ultimately, the time of their lives. We stop at nothing to deliver the perfect event.

What Makes Us Awesome?

We have decades of experience in the travel and tours industry and call upon every lesson we’ve ever learned to make sure the Fijian Cup is an experience of a lifetime.

We work with the best in the business to ensure our guests have the time of their lives. We have teamed up with Tourism Fiji, Fiji Airways and the 5* Sheraton Fiji to make sure that we deliver the highest standard of hospitality to you and your team throughout the event.

On top of that we work with the Touch Federation of Fiji and Touch NZ to make sure our touch rugby competition is run to the highest of standards.

We’re passionate about rugby and know you are too. It’s a match made in heaven really!

What Makes the Fijian Cup the best sporting event in the Pacific?

This one is easy really. So on top of teaming up with the best of the best we have created a package deal to trump all package deals.

No other sports tours company offers the value for money that we do in the Pacific. You package not only included your entry fees to the competition element of the tour but also return flights to Auckland, Sydney or Brisbane, 5* accommodation, epic breakfast buffet every day, all your transfers and unlimited snorkeling, kayaking and paddle-boarding when you’re not on the pitch.

Did we mention your package cost also includes prizes worth over $50,000 FJD?

Well, it does!

Why Fiji for a Recreational Sport Competition?

Fiji is the unofficial home of rugby. They play an innovative and exciting kind of rugby and they have an unrivalled passion for the game.

We want to raise the profile of Fijian rugby players and through the Fijian Cup have a number of player development initiatives in place that we growing year upon year.

Our aim is to support young Fijian players from the pitches of the Fijian Cup all the way up onto the world stage.

You have the opportunity to raise your game and support raw, undiscovered talent onto the world stage.

It doesn’t get any better than that. And that is why you should travel with us. You’ll have the time of your life, swear down!

Using the Fijian Cup for Motivation


We all need something to aim for, something to work towards, something to keep us motivated through the dingy winter and on those days when work really feels like too much bother.

The Fijian Cup is the ultimate source of motivation! We use it as a motivation, the goal is Fiji baby! If you need something to focus on in the coming months, why not make the Fijian Cup the thing?

The Fijian Cup can be used as motivation in many ways. Let’s break it down;

Motivation for Your Game – The Pride of Champions
If training is starting to get a bit monotonous or you don’t feel 100% committed to your game start using the Fijian Cup as your motivation.

We much as we all f**king love rugby there are days when we can’t be arsed. On those days think of Fiji. Think of playing against some of the best, raw talent in the Pacific and how you’ve gotta bring your A-game.

The standard of play at the Fijian Cup is super high, you’ve gotta go hard or go home. Training and preparation starts now…right now!

Although the Fijian Cup is a recreational competition there is a competitive element and everyone wants to be in with the chance of winning prizes worth over $50,000.

Think about the pride of lifting the Fijian Cup with your teammates and the sheer joy of having a $1000 bar tab at the 5* Sheraton cocktail bar!

When training doesn’t sound appealing think about the pride of winning the best touch rugby competition in the Pacific. Strap on those boots and get a ball in hand.

That should do the trick!

Motivation for Your Beach Body

If you’re struggling to find motivation for your gym training think about having the perfect beach body when you hit Fiji.

Whether you want a Sonny Bill six pack or toned arms like Portia Woodman think about how you’ll look sauntering along the Sheraton’s private beach while the sunsets on your first evening in paradise.

We think you look perfect just the way you are…seriously! But if you wanna look your best on the beach you’ve gotta earn it.

Get working out, baby!

Motivation for Your Holiday

When work gets tough and boring AF start using the Fijian Cup as motivation. Think about how you can splurge your holiday fund on Long Island Ice Teas by the poolside or treating yourself to one of the Sheraton Fiji’s 5* spa packages.

Dreeeeamy!

All that hard work and dedication to the daily grind will be worth it as soon as you get to zip up your suitcase and jump in the taxi to the airport.

The Fijian Cup is a great motivation tool, whether you wanna up your game, get your beach bod or stay focused at work the Fijian Cup is the ultimate reward!

Best Speed Drills to Add to Your Session


Touch Rugby is a fast paced game, can you keep up? The standard of play at the Fijian Cup is near world class and we insist that you bring your A-game.

The locals aren’t called the Flying Fijians for nothing! These guys and girls have been blessed by the rugby gods with natural pace and agility.

If you want to be able to keep up you’ve gotta start training now. To help you work on your speed in the run up to the Fijian Cup start incorporating some of these drills into your sessions, on and off the pitch.

Weighted Sled Pulls

You don’t have to have access to a flashy gym to do this exercise, although it helps. You can create your own sled pull using a car tyre and a rope.

Weighted sled pulls have been proved to increase the power in the legs.

Quite simply, the more power you have in your legs the faster you will be able to sprint.

Be careful not to overload your sled too early on in your progressive training as this can have a detrimental effect on your sprinting technique.
Check out this video for a bit of inspiration.

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ8bDwVqLxA

Single Leg Hurdle Jumps

These are a super simply way to work on your multi-directional speed.

Stand on one leg and brace into a high squat position, immediately power into a single leg broad up propelling yourself over a low hurdle.

Focusing on driving your hip and knee forward rather than up.

Land on the same foot as softly as possible.

Check out this video for a demonstration;

EMBED VIDEO – https://youtu.be/FW-4KKm76x0

Circle Around the Cone

This is a great drill to help improve not only your fast feet but explosive sprinting power too.

All you need is one cone to pedal around and a marker for the sprint finish line, 7-10m away from the single cone.

Start in front of the cone and use fast feet to pedal around the cone. Once you’ve completed one circle around the cone immediately sprint the 7-10m across the finish line, full acceleration.

Be sure to stay as tight as possible to the cone and use all your explosive force in your first step into the sprint.

For an example, watch this video.

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.stack.com/video/5420724290001/treston-decoud-s-circle-around-the-cone-drill-for-fast-feet-and-tight-cuts

These drills may seem simple but they will make a big difference to your speed game if practiced regularly.

Best Agility Drills to Add to Your Session


Speed, handling and agility are the three most important aspects of the touch rugby game. Along with endurance and power of course!

Whether you’ve never worked on your agility before or whether you’ve started adding this focus into your training programme we have found a few kick ass agility drills that you should add to your session in the run up to the Fijian Cup.

We’ll tell you now, the local players are super speedy and super agile. It’s a joy to watch them weave their magic on the pitch but it’s not so fun trying to compete against them if you’re not prepared!

To help you bring your A-game to the Fijian Cup check out these agility drills to add to your session.

Ladders are a great training tool for speed and agility. You don’t even need the proper training ladders, you can use cones or even a real ladder!

There are many different ladder drills and the video below runs you through some of the best.
One option is to use fast feet and step both feet into each rung of the ladder. Alternatively you can place one foot, then the other inside the rung, then the left foot to the outside of the rung and the right to the opposite outside before moving onto the next rung.

Check out this video for some ladder agility drill inspiration:

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iICTuTZCJyM

Agility Balls

Agility balls are a brilliant way to improve your agility, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. Agility balls aren’t very expensive and can be bought at most sports shops.

Find an empty all and stand about 3m away. Throw the ball at the wall using your dominant hand and catch using your non-dominant hand. The ball will rebound off the wall in a different direction each time.

To progress the drill move closer to the wall or use only your non-dominant hand. Even use two at a time.

Remember to stay light on your feet and keep up a quick throw/catch pace.

These kinds of drills are great for developing agility for every sport; football, lacrosse tennis, you name it!

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxXGQm2iPzE
X Drill

The X drill is one of the best agility drills around. This helps improve your footwork and multi-directional speed. Agility is, after all, the ability to change direction at pace.

You need just four cones or markers for this drill set up in a square about 5m apart. Start at the top left cone and sprint on the diagonally to the bottom right. The shuffle laterally to the lower left cone. Immediately run diagonally up to the top right and laterally shuffle back to the top left cone.

Repeat this drill again but instead start at the top right cone, working the opposite side.

To see how it’s done and for more cone drills, watch this video

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QObG3HEI0Q

These drills require very little equipment and can be done using stuff you’ll find lying around the house. So, there’s no excuses to not start working on your agility now!

Best Strength Exercises to Add to Your Training


We know you’re gonna bring your A-game to the Fijian Cup but it’s not all about the competition day. If you wanna be in it to win it you’ve gotta start training hard as of now!

Touch rugby is not for softies! Don’t listen to what they say! To compete with the best at the Fijian Cup you’ve gotta be strong, powerful and skilled.

Champions aren’t made in the gym, rather in the kitchen, that much is true. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to workout!

Strength training is not only vitally important to your playing game but also helps to keep you on the pitch. Strength training can help reduce your risk of injury.

We’ve collected some of our favourite strength exercises that we think will benefit you and your touch rugby game.

Let’s take a look;

Medicine Ball Throws and Slams
Medicine balls are the strength trainer’s best friend, aside from the barbell of course.

You have two simple options with the medicine ball, the throw and the slam.

Aim for 3 sets of 6 reps of each. Start off with a low weight and slowing increase the weight as you improve.

The Throw – hold the ball in two hands at chest height. Drop down into a semi-squat and lower the ball towards your feet. Then, using all your power, thrust your legs upwards and swing your arms towards the ceiling, propelling the ball above your head. Catch the ball and use the momentum to carry you into the next repetition.

The Slam – this is the opposite of the throw. Start with the ball above your head and engage your core. Using all your power slam the ball into the ground, bending at the knees to soften the blow. Pick up the ball and repeat.

To make it harder you can slam the ball down on alternate sides, working the core muscles more.

To see how it’s done, watch this video!

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6YpxGyLDeo
Box Jump

For this exercise you need a plyometric box or a park bench. Start a comfortable distance from the box, test the distance before you start!

Begin with your feet shoulder width apart. Drop into a sem-squat and swing your arms back. Explode upwards jumping onto the box and propelling your arms forward for extra power. Land as softly as possible and engage your core muscles for balance.

Gently step back off the box and repeat. Aim for 10 reps in 30 seconds for 3 sets.

Check out this video to see an example.

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxldG9FX4j4

Squats

There are so many squat variations that you can add to your training sessions, it is a staple strength exercise that is used by the world’s top athletes.

You can incorporate a squat flow into your training session very easily. You can use your own body weight or weight your squats if you have access to a gym.

Front Squat – the weight of the barbell or pole is resting on the front of the shoulders. Step into the bar and bring your arms up and under, keeping the elbows high. Your upper arms should be parallel with the floor. Take the weight of the barbell and step back from the rack. With your feet shoulder width apart and your weight in your heels start your set.

Back Squat – this is the most commonly practiced squat. The weight of the barbell is taken on the back of shoulders. Step under the barbell and place your hands a comfortable distance from your shoulders and grip the barbell. Take the weight of the barbell and step back from the rack. With your feet shoulder width apart and your weight in your heels start your set.

Overhead Squat – There’s no hiding bad form on the overhead squat. It’s best to practice this with a plastic pole or bamboo cane before adding weight. Step your feet shoulder width apart and grip the pole with your hands a little further than shoulder width apart. Raise the pole above your head and lock out your elbows. Drop into a squat and repeat.

For more squat variations watch this video!

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C73Y3EsJWIk

Best Touch Rugby Warm Up


The warm up is one of the most important parts of your training session. Not only does it get you psychologically prepared for the session ahead but helps reduce the risk of injury.

A good warm up is made up of 4 key components;

● The Heart Rate Raiser
● Stretching
● Skills Practice
● Mental Preparation

We have created a basic, easy to follow warm up for your touch rugby training sessions. Let’s break it down;
The Heart Rate Raiser

This is the easiest part of the warm up but also one of the most important as it gets the heart rate and breathing rate up, the blood pumping and starts to get you, well, warm!

One simple exercise is to get into groups of 4 and simply jog from the try line to the 22m line and back again, using simple hands to pass along the line. When you hit the 22m line turn around and head back to the try line.

This helps get you mentally prepared as well by focusing on passing well off your left and right hands. This is the time that the gossiping stops and you hone in on the session ahead.

Repeat this two or three times.

Stretching

Stretching is a vitally important component of the warm up, it allows ease of movement, increases flexibility and in turn helps to reduce the risk of injury.

Stretches should be dynamic and held for 10-20 seconds each. Stretches shouldn’t just focus on the lower body but the upper body and core too.

For those who have old injures or specific injury prevention exercise prescribed by an S&C coach or physiotherapist these should be incorporated into this section of the warm up.

For ideas for dynamic stretches watch this little video!

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeWaZ0Pcs98

Skills Practice

This is another chance to get you and your team focused on the task in hand. This is an opportunity to get communication levels up and warm up those handling skills too.

Rugby Netball is a super simple warm up drill for touch rugby. It focuses on getting players to look for space to run into, offering support to the ball carrier and communication.

Divide the players into two teams first of all. The aim of the game is to score on the opposite team’s try line. This drill can be run on a quarter pitch. The condition of the game is that players can only move if they have NOT got the ball. Once the player catches the ball they have one step to stop moving and look for space.

The ball can be placed in any direction and tackling/contact is not permitted. Interceptions can be made and turnover ball is awarded if the ball is dropped, more than one step is taken by the player with the ball or a tackle/contact in made.

To make sure everyone gets involved you can bring in the condition that a try cannot be scored until all players on the team have touched the ball.

For more touch rugby warm up drill ideas, click here (LINK – https://www.rugbycoachweekly.net/rugby-drills-and-skills/warm-ups/improvised-rugby-warm-up-drills/ )

As we said, the warm up is the most important part of a session. Make sure you have your team warm up planned when you come to the Fijian Cup, and remember to bring your own kit. We only provide match balls!

Best Touch Rugby Cool Down


Just as the warm up is an important part of your training session and game preparation the cool down too in a vital component. Some may argue that a cool down is even more important than a warm up as it helps remove lactic acid from the system and reduce the risk of injury.

There are several benefits from an effective cool down, including lowering the heart rate, circulating blood and oxygen to your muscles and reducing the risk of muscle soreness.

Just as the warm up has its individual components the cool down is divided into distinct sections too.

● Gentle movement
● Low intensity, static stretching
● Refuelling

In the excitement of the Fijian Cup competition it’s easy to skip the cool down and head straight back to our 5* resort and start relaxing but this is not the wisest of moves.

An effective cool down can be completed in just ten minutes and it can make a massive difference to your recovery.
Let’s take a look at an effective cool down session for the Fijian Cup;

Gentle Movement

Although you may not feel like it a gentle jog will help re-oxygenate your system. Remove lactic acid and start to bring your heart rate back down.

This can be a gentle jog around the pitch while you and your teammates discuss the pros and cons of your game, or a few minutes of light handling exercises if you just need that final dose of rugby action!

Make sure you’re taking in big deep breaths!

Stretching

The stretching part of the cool down is vitally important. Unlike in the warm up, in the cool down stretches should be static and held for longer; 30-60 seconds each.

Lots of people make the mistake of over stretching during the cool down to remember to go easy on yourself! You’re about the rest, it’s not an Ashtanga yoga session!

The aim is to gentle stretch your muscles and release the lactic acid build up, not necessarily to improve your flexibility.

Refuelling

This is the best bit! Food! Food and drink! Rehydrating at the Fijian Cup is super important! Exercising in the heat removes more water from your system than you’d think so as soon as you the final whistle blows the rehydration programme starts.

You may be ravenous after your games but remember that snacking in the first hour after exercise is better than a meal. Easily digestible foods like fruit are a good start point.

So there you have it! No excuses not to do a cool down now! We’ll be watching and checking to make sure you do! No sympathy from us if you skip the cool down and are sore tomorrow!

Best Handling Drills for Touch Rugby


You can be the fastest player in the world, the most agile player in the world or the strongest player in the world but if your handling skills aren’t up to scratch you may as well stay at home!

The skill level at the Fijian Cup is near world class. The local players are phenomenal, you’ll think they’ve been born with a rugby ball in their hands the way they play!

Handling errors lose matches, and if your handling isn’t top notch you run the risk of being knocked out of the Fijian Cup at the group stages and losing out on $50,000 worth of prizes. We don’t want that now do we?!

To help make your sessions a bit more interesting we have found the best handling drills for touch rugby, let’s take a look.

Fastest Five

This is an uber simple drill that’s a great addition to the skills section of your warm up.

Each player has a ball each and the challenge is to pass the ball around their torso from one hand to the other, five times as quickly as possible.

If you drop the ball you must start again. Here are a couple of the England Rugby boys to show you how it’s done.

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0XyydlcB1g

Draw and Pass

This is a basic 2 v 1 drill. This drill should be performed in close quarters to up the intensity and reduce the decision making time.

Two players start behind the half back with one defender 5m away. The half back pop passes up to the first attacker and their job is to commit the defender and secure a pass away.

The attacking team should always win! The focus is on quick, accurate hands from the ball carrier and solid communication from the support player. Holding the ball in two hands is a good habit to get into and especially important for drawing in defenders.

To visualise how this drill works, check out this video.

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOLZvTdeyB0

Solo/Duo Accurate Passing Drills

Although these kinds of drills seem more designed for half backs they are important for everyone especially in touch rugby.

These drills are fun and expertly performed by the All Blacks but it just goes to prove that you don’t need much equipment to work on your accurate handling skills, nor do you need the whole team!

In your free time, or before and after training set up handling challenges for yourself and spend 10-minutes testing yourself. You’ll be amazed at how addictive these solo/duo handling and passing drills become and how much of an impact they have on your game.

Check it out!

EMBED VIDEO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBXDFtynC0