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How you can coach your players to tackle like World Cup winners

With the 2019 World Cup final only two days away, there’s never been a better time for coaches to show players what’s happening at the top end of the game. And then to put some of these into practice during training and into matches.

The tougher interpretation of high tackles means that players must concentrate on their low tackle technique.

For example, England’s Sam Underhill has been one of the tournament’s best tacklers. Immensely fit, he continues to tackle accurately throughout the game. This accuracy comes from great technique under pressure.

Use Noddy and Big Ears to develop excellent tackling skills.

Players have also been creating turnover opportunities, with what can call X-factor tackles. So, if you have a good tackler already, can you challenge them to make even more effective tackles.

Try out these Tackle X-factor tips.

It’s also notable that the best defensive teams, like Wales, continue to tackle accurately throughout the match. Here’s a Tackling technique drill under fatigue to test out your players.

Finally, all the semi-final teams have been strong at cutting down the time and space for the attacking teams. Build this for your team with Get off the line, which has a very quick transfer into a game situation.

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