EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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.

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