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From Rugby Coach Weekly
Increase the number of turnovers your players make by using a surf boarder’s “pop up” to get them back to their feet as quickly as possible.
This develops a player’s ability to get back to his feet quickly after a tackle and target the ball. It also improves tackle laws knowledge to limit the number of penalties given away.
A 3m wide x 5m long channel with an additional cone 5m away from one corner.
Start with a ball carrier on the middle cone and a defender on the middle cone at the opposite end of the channel. An attacking support player starts on a cone 5m away from the channel.
The ball carrier starts running (or jogging depending on the intensity) and tries to beat the defender to score at the end of the channel (see picture 1). The support player starts running simultaneously and has to run round the middle cone before entering the channel.
The defender moves forward and makes the tackle. He then has to get back to his feet and get his hands on the ball before the support player arrives and touches him (see picture 2).
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