Wrapping up the ball carrier in a smother tackle stops them passing or presenting the ball on their terms. It also slows the attack down, letting your defence get organised. There is the added opportunity to regain the ball if the tackler can pull the player down and turn them to your side. MORE
Turnover and play | Activities, drills and games
When the defending team regain possession of the ball, a turnover, it’s a great chance to attack. In the pro-game, with all the organised defences in place, this is a very potent opportunity.
In the lower levels, it probably offers as many chances to make significant inroads into the opposition, though it does rely on all the players being aware of the opportunities.
Start the process with these activities and games.
First, use the Wrap up and turnover practice plan to win the ball back.
You can also practise this with “Run over” turnovers, which focuses on counter-rucking to gain possession.
Then focus on what happens next. Triangle turnovers is a small-sided game to create more awareness.
Finally, Turnover attack is a practice plan to build a pattern of play to attack with fresh possession and a disorganised defence.