Tackle impact and grip

in Core skills, Tackling

Use these two activities to work on the tackle impact and grip for a front-on and side-on tackle. They’re good exercises to use before more intense tackle work and can form part of your warm-up. MORE

How to improve low tackling 3

Low tackling

in Practice plans, Tackling

Low tackles stop the progress of ball carriers. While they are more difficult to avoid, they also require more courage on the part of the tackler. So use this session to encourage good technique, but also create greater confidence in the tackle. MORE

Topping the tackle

in Rugby drills, Tackling

A defender who finishes on top of the tackle is a valuable asset, because he’ll be quicker to join the next phase of the game. Help players learn the skill and understand the benefits with this activity. MORE

How to cover overlaps 2

Overlap cover

in Defence, Practice plans, Tackling

When your opponents have extra players in attack and create an overlap, it is crucial your team works hard to scramble back. Players must slide across in defence to cut down the attack’s space and tackle the ball carrier. This session outlines how to implement such an overlap cover. MORE

Shape up before you tackle

in Rugby drills, Tackling

By adopting the right body shape and footwork, defenders can close down ball carriers and make stronger impacts. This exercise will help your players adjust so they can produce effective tackles. MORE

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