EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Tackling

How to improve tackling 3

Torpedo drive for side-on tackles

in Practice plans, Tackling

An interception tackle is like firing a torpedo to intercept a ship. The player tracks across and towards the target. He keeps his momentum going, so when he makes impact the ball carrier is knocked sideways and cannot use an effective hand off. MORE

Tackle low, score high

in Rugby drills, Tackling

The low tackle is the best way to neutralise mismatches in size and power. It relies on a tackler closing down space to restrict the attacker’s speed and momentum – use this scoring game to get it right. MORE

How to secure the ball in the tackled area 1

First person protector

in Defence, Practice plans, Tackling

Winning the space over the tackled player is a key factor in winning quick ruck ball or disrupting an opponent’s attacking ball. Reaction training comes from creating slightly unusual positions for players to work from, so they have to make more quick decisions. MORE

Recycle players, recycle ball

in Rugby drills, Tackling

If you’re on the ground you’re out of the game – which is bad news given the speed of rugby nowadays. So condition your players to spring to their feet and return to the defence in a productive way quickly. MORE



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