Rugby: Wrestle the ball

What a fantastic tool. I've found a few drills that are unfamiliar,...
Wes, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

  • In pairs, in a 5 x 5 m grid
  • Pupils roll the ball to their partner who gathers it up. The first pupil runs and tries to take the ball from their partner.

    Change after the ball is successfully defended or wrestled away.

    COACHING POINTS

  • Ensure pupils are in sufficient space.
  • Ensure players do not over stretch.
  • Good technique for picking up the ball
  • Rip the ball out using the shoulder not the hands
  • Stay on your feet
  • Good shoulder warm up exercise
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