Players 3m apart slightly crouched
One of pair nominated as tackler
On balls of feet, with feet shoulder width apart the coach calls either Right or Left.
Sink hips in squatting action, Keep head up
Place called foot (L or R) between legs of partner, Engage same shoulder Right foot, Right Shoulder just below rib cage
Grip outside arm around leg and other arm around body, pull tight
Drive upwards by straightening legs
Player ends up over shoulder in fireman's lift position
Return player carefully to floor on their feet
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.
Players stand 5 metres apart, only the attacking player moves in this drill, the tackler remains still as their partner approaches.
As the player gets close the tackler should keep their head up and engage the runner with either their left or right shoulder.
Holding around their knees tightly and driving with their shoulder they should allow the player to fall over their shoulder to floor.
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.
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.
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