EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Textbook front-on tackle, with tips and activities

Watch this clip from our media partners, RugbyFactory.tv and see how the tackler executes a strong, technically sound front-on tackle. Then, check out what she did well and how you can put this into a training situation.

WHAT DOES THE TACKLER DO WELL

  1. Comes forward into the tackle.
  2. Balanced stance on the ground.
  3. Drives into the ball carrier, with the weight on the foot nearest to the ball carrier transferring into the shoulder.

  1. Notice the tight grip throughout the tackle, and the head firmly into the side of the ball carrier.
  2. There’s a slight lift, but the tackler then drives forward and twists.
  3. The feet stay rooted in the ground as the tackler completes the tackle.

HOW TO PRACTISE

Here are two good exercises to work on this sort of tackle.

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