EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Phil Larder’s head on driving tackle

Here are 10 key points to make an aggressive front-on tackle which dominates the ball carrier.

 

  1. Target the space underneath the ball.
  2. Move in close.
  3. Be balanced and on the toes.
  4. Drop the hips prior to the contact.
  5. Keep the back straight and in a strong position.
  6. On the shoulder contact, drive powerfully into the abdomen and then through the ball towards the chest.
  7. Grip tight with the arms, pulling the ball carrier into the shoulder.
  8. Drive with the legs.
  9. Drive the ball carrier backwards and finish on top.
  10. Be determined through the tackle.

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