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Warm-up video content | Ruck defence, tackling, contact and handling

Getting ready for training needs players to get their bodies and minds in tune. Play lots of games to motivate and engage the players. Then break out into skills zones where your players can start to concentrate on the details.

Here are four warm-up skills activities which can be mixed into your training routines, all from our growing video archive.

VIDEO: Ruck defence warm-up

Get your ruck defenders into the right position then create an awareness of the ball and the attacking threats in this simple ruck warm-up exercise.

VIDEO: Technical warm-up for tackling

Prepare for full-on tackling practice with this low impact, no-pads warm up. The players develop their footwork, their head position and grip in a dynamic environment. Plus, they get in lots of repetitions.

VIDEO: Body drive warm-up (ideal for younger players too)

Improve the body positions to drive in a maul, scrum and through a ruck with this simple body drive warm up.

VIDEO: 4 ball pressure catching agility drill

Improve the catching agility of your players, so they can get used to taking passes from lots of different angles.

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