Ball recycling at the breakdown can be so quick that some attacking sides only commit a couple of players. A quick-thinking defender can spot a poorly positioned attacker and push him off balance or disrupt quick ball. This session will teach your players when to counter ruck. MORE
Coach the right counter ruck to win turnovers
If you want to win a turnover at the ruck, your players need to choose the right moment. Otherwise they are wasting energy and resources.
If the ruck is lost, your players should be quick to identify it as a “dead” ruck and then fan out. But when is a ruck not, and worth going for.
It happens so quickly, that the players need to be sense the opportunity. That’s why you have to coach both technique and decision making.
Here are two activities which help your players make those split-second judgements.
Clever rucking focuses on when to ruck.
Rucking decisions helps your attackers work out when to spot whether they need to protect against the counter ruck.