An organised defensive system requires players to make front on tackles. This often means the defender has to adjust his position to make sure he is in a strong body shape to make the tackle. This session works on developing the required techniques through to a game situation. MORE
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
- Comes forward into the tackle.
- Balanced stance on the ground.
- Drives into the ball carrier, with the weight on the foot nearest to the ball carrier transferring into the shoulder.
- Notice the tight grip throughout the tackle, and the head firmly into the side of the ball carrier.
- There’s a slight lift, but the tackler then drives forward and twists.
- 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.