Start with both teams on their own goal line.
Team with ball attempts to score
Defending team allowed 1 on 1 tackles.
When tackled, both players get to feet and ball carrier restarts game with free pass.
Knock on, forward pass, in touch all result in turnover ball and free pass
Change attacking team after each score.
Ensure all players are properly warmed up.
Ensure players have been coached in correct tackling methods.
No rucking or mauling.
Only 1v1 tackles allowed.
Get to feet quickly to keep game flowing.
Progression: Allow support player to pass ball out of tackle zone
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.
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.
Players 3m apart Â slightly crouched
One of pair nominated as tackler
On balls of feet, with feet shoulder width apart the coach calls either Right or Left.
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.
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