The Push Pass : Skills Series One

The Rugby Push Pass

‘The Push Pass is the quickest possible passing option you have! Generally used to get the ball one Channel or Passing Lane wider when pressure is on, or leading a teammate into a defensive gap, the following components are key for ensuring accuracy’. – Chris Brown, Assit. Coach USA 7’s

  1. Early catch – Reach for the ball.
  2. Hand positions – Fingers behind the ball.
  3. Ball position – Close to the body.
  4. Push through – Push through the ball from the core
  5. Rifles – Hand direction straight to the target.


The Push Pass requires a different hand placement than the Spin Pass:

  • Hands even on the ball
  • Thumbs close together
  • Elbow open



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