Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Groups of 3. 
  • Ball

One player performs a tackle on his knees. 

The ball carrier works to manage the contact area by using footwork/fend. 

Aim is try work aorund a question mark shape - to get line of sight to support runner. 

Try to keep to hands on the ball before giving the pop/pass. 

Support runner must tempo run to time his suport line correctly come in narrow so the pop isnt hard.

Coaching points

If tackle cannot be avoided take on own terms

Hold onto the ball with ball in two hands

Hit the ground with hips then shoulders, rolling onto back

Look for immediate support and pop up if there

Lots of communication.

Support runner times running lines correctly. 

The Drill is often used with

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