This game is designed to teach the players about body height in tackling and ruck clean out.
Set up a field about 15m long by 10m wide. Keep it narrow to give the defenders a better chance at catching the runners.
Tell all the players to line up at one end facing back down the playing field.
Choose 2 players to stand in the middle and tell them they are the defenders who have to tackle any runners before they reach the other side.
Explain to the runners they have to run from one end to the other without getting tackled by the defenders.
If a runner gets tackled they must stop exactly where they were tackled and stand on that spot. They are called bashers and cannot move their feet until the game is finished.
The bashers can, however, push runners over if they come close enough to reach (bashers cannot move their feet so a good strong stance is necessary). If a runner is pushed over by a basher he/she becomes a basher too.
Once the runners have made it through to the other end the bashers and tacklers turn around to face the runners and on the coaches call the run through again.
This continues until there are no more runners and the last runner wins.
Low body height, Push from low to high - get the runners off balance
Keep your head up and eyes open
Bear hug tackle - tackle low, get close and squeeze around both legs
2 groups of 3 Players 1 ball in side a very small grid.
the team in possession has to pass the ball to each other to try and touch the player in the middle (moving around). Whilst the team not in possession is trying to intercept the ball.
Starting with their backs to one another, two players stand 5 metres apart and run off in opposite directions along one side of the 20 metre grid.
At the corners of square each player cuts back into the grid and the player with the ball attempts to score by running with the ball into the far corner. The blue player's objective is to tackle them and prevent them from scoring.
The first player moves forwards, makes contact with the tackle bag and retreats diagonally to the line of cones.
The next player joins the line and both the players move forward and hit the tackle bag or shield before retreating back to the line again.
The third player then joins the line and all three players go out to meet the tackle bag, shield or fall on the ball.
Drill continues with all players involved.
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.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
Give it a try - it's better in the app