Make players more aware of how and when to counter ruck. MORE
A simple session to start with, but very intense, “pressure contact” works on reacting quickly to different contact situations and making good contacts.
The players need to be secure in their body positions in contact, so it works well after a technical session on body profiling in contact.
- Call out a letter and the ruck-pad holder moves forward.
- One of the players from the middle of the box has to drive him back out of the box.
- Call another letter and so on, so the players in the middle have a steady flow of action for 30 seconds.
- The middle players always have to return to the box before driving back the pad.
- Put four ball carriers in each small box.
- Put two attack support players in the middle and two defenders at the sides.
- Shout out two ball carriers to go down (one from either side of the middle line).
- Those ball carriers fall to the ground, present the ball and the attack support players and defenders aim to be the first player to clear over the ball.
Get square quickly, get low and drive up.
Stay on your feet in the contact by looking forward.