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Practise your tackle and post-tackle decision-making in a game-related activity.
When you call a colour
Note: If you shout hands off, then they must take their hands off. Even if they’ve won/think they’ve won the ball.
Look for players make good decisions in and around the ruck, some examples are:
Be strict on tackle height
As you can see we encountered some high tackles because of the proximity of players at the start.
Allow them to play what unfolds in front of them, for example:
Even though it was not the intention of the exercise when offloads crept into the drill we allowed it – as it was an unforeseen solution to the exercise.
Ask players to work hard on communication, for example:
Focus on body position post-contact, do they have:
As you can see we are doing this in fours, you may want to:
This is an activity the Jordan Rugby Sevens Squad have been using to practise their tackle and post-tackle decision-making ahead of the Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy in Singapore.
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