In this activity, the attacker aims to manipulate the defence, beating the ruck pad holder, then the next defender. The defender has a good chance to tackle the attacker, who should be off-balance. MORE
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Here are 10 key points to make an aggressive front-on tackle which dominates the ball carrier.
- Target the space underneath the ball.
- Move in close.
- Be balanced and on the toes.
- Drop the hips prior to the contact.
- Keep the back straight and in a strong position.
- On the shoulder contact, drive powerfully into the abdomen and then through the ball towards the chest.
- Grip tight with the arms, pulling the ball carrier into the shoulder.
- Drive with the legs.
- Drive the ball carrier backwards and finish on top.
- Be determined through the tackle.
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