Let the front row bind together first.
Second row binds together between their hips and shoulders, making sure that their hips are tight together.
Second row arms go around the outside of the props, binding onto their hips nice and tight.
Second row then comes off their knees to engage.
Introducing the skill of 'striking' for the ball.
Hooker against a tackle pad, with the scrum half punting in the ball from the left hand side.
Hooker to push the ball back, with the right leg, around the outside of the left leg.
Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.
Tackler has to get to feet quickly to get the ball and pass it back the the initial passer of the practice . Next two player go.
After each go the players swap sides.
Set up the practice as shown inside a 30m x 30m Grid.
6 Shields and 1 Ball.
Player 1 carries the ball before passing the ball to player 2 who bursts through the shields. Once through the other side, 2 passes to 3 and receives a return pass before bursting through the next set of shields
Once they are through the last two players with shields can move and try and block the runners. Player 2 has the option to pass to either player or go it alone.
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