EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

ROAR when you maul

Start your mauls from a lineout with a strong take from the lineout catcher. It is all part of the lion’s ROAR and creates great go forward.

Lions ROAR – and so can your lineout mauls:

R= Rip

O= Organise

A= And

R= Rumble

A catching pod of jumper and two supporters stands in the square with a ripper between them and the thrower. The ball is thrown and caught by the catching pod.

The ripper, who is wearing a dark shirt in our picture for clarity, rips it from the catcher and places it on his hip on the side of his non-bound arm. The thrower runs and takes the ball from the ripper and moves to the other side of the channel where the players repeat the exercise.

TECHNIQUE

The ripper drives into the catcher just above the ball with their shoulder creating a drive forward. The one arm drives between the catcher and the ball and rips it out.

The ripped ball is passed to the other arm as the ripper straightens their position and their shoulder moves away from the catcher. The ball is placed on the hip, and the other arm binds onto the catcher.

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