EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

VIDEO: Tackle, recover, ruck warm-up

Use this activity to help players recover quickly from their tackle and then drive over the nearest threat to create a turnover opportunity. It is ideally used as a warm-up to more contact in and around the contact area.

 

  1. Put a ruck-pad holder behind a ruck pad and ball.
  2. Have a defender stand at right angles to the pad holder, ready to fall forward onto the pad.

  1. Have them fall forward and then recover their feet to drive back the pad holder.
  2. Another player races around to recover the ball.
  3. Keep rotating, with players potentially racing to see who is back on their feet the quickest.

DEVELOPMENTS

  • The “defender” makes a tackle on a ball carrier, with both players on one knee.
  • Have another ruck-pad holder challenging the second player.
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