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.
After 5 minutes change the roles around.
Tackler approaches at speed and reduces their as they close in to tackle.
They keep their head up with a slightly crouched body angle as they engage their shoulder below the other player's hip and place head behind their bum.
After tackling they quickly return to their feet as practice for a game situation where they might have to compete for the ball again.
two lines of players opposite each other in 2 lines.
one of the teams has the ball and has to pass the ball along each player in the line.
The player in possession of the ball when the coach calls out go has to run around the cone at the end of the grid to try and run the full length of the grid to score a try. The player from the opposition in line with the player that is running can try to stop the player scoring by running around the cone and tagging the runner before they reach the line.
The group is split in half.
The coach is positioned behind the defenders and instructs the movement of the attackers, who are holding tackle shields.
Defenders must mirror the movement of the attackers.
If the coach indicates right, the attackers move right.
If the coach raises his hands in the air, the attackers move forwards and the defenders move up in a line to meet the tackle shields.
The two lines then retreat and the drill continues.
in groups of 3.
1 player with a pad 1 player with a tackle bag and one with nothing.
Player with nothing runs to the player with the pad and drives them across the grid.on reaching the end they swap roles and the other player runs across the grid to the tackle bag pushes and makes a tackle at the end of the grid and the players swap roles the new player runs across to the player with the pad and the practice continues.
Set up the practice as shown above.
40m x 20m Grid.
Groups of 4
Player start in the bottom right corner and on the command sprint as a group before doing 5 press ups.
They then side step left to the next set of cones to do 5 sit ups before sprinting to do press ups. The group follow this routine until the end before the next group go.
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