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Use this scenario to develop the players' awareness of defenders coming from different angles, while adjusting running lines to support the ball carrier. MORE
Encourage your players to arrive square and low, driving up and forward into the ruck area. This exercise helps players work on low hips and leg drive, with short powerful steps. The extra pad on the ground promotes a more balanced stance in the drive.
Have the rucker start beside the pad on the ground or other angles to develop their ability to drive straight once they arrive at the ruck.
This exercise is only part of the full “clear out” of a threat over the ball. The next development would be to take away the pad from the holder.