Rugby: Fending Off - Strong Hands

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Heather, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Line of defenders - 5m apart in staggered formation tackle shield.
Individual players move down the line, fend off each tackle in turn - right then left etc.

COACHING POINTS

Make eye contact with bag holder, maintain eye contact throughout fend.

Move with short controlled shuffle footwork and get in close to tackle bag, take bag holders space, plant leg close to bag holders feet.

Engage with bent arm and then straighten, change hands ensure fingers are spread and ball held high pressed against shoulder.

Repeat all the way down!

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