Rugby: Tackle and clear out

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DESCRIPTION

3 players (one in tackle suit, one with ball) and one tackle bag.

Player in tackle suit crouches or kneels next to tackle bag.

Suited player tackles bag, player with ball places ball next to tackle bag, suited player returns to feet to compete for ball.

The third player now clears out suited player.

COACHING POINTS

Encourage full tackle with use of strong arms and a quick return to feet.

Suited player should adopt a low strong position over ball with weight on feet. Encourage maximum knee bend to secure lowest best body position.

Clear out player should adopt low body angle on approach, hence knees bent, shuffle footwork, eyes on target, head up and target lower sternum of suited player.

Big impact and drive player up and off the ball with strong leg drive with short steps.

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