EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Rucking & Mauling

How to coach rucking skills in defence 3

Counter ruck

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Disrupt teams that do not put enough players into the ruck by counter rucking at the right moments. The first skill is to know how to counter ruck, then when to do it. This session works on developing the technical and decision-making tools to slow down or steal opposition ball. MORE

How to improve rucking 3

Base ruck

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Simple to set up, these activities work on improving individual rucking and rucking as a group. There are no bags, just bodies to drive out from the tackle contest. It challenges players to find rucking solution but with a low body position. MORE

How to improve rucking 3

One on rucks

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

The first attacking player to the tackle contest can ensure quick ball but only if he can protect the tackled player. Especially with less experienced and younger players, one player can dominate the ruck with a good body position, either until the ball is cleared or further support arrives. MORE

How to coach rucking skills in defence 2

Counter rucks

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

Good counter rucking disrupts the opposition attacking ball and may lead to you winning a turnover. This session makes your players more aware of the usefulness of the tactic, whilst practising the basic rucking skills needed to drive back opposition players. MORE

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