Rugby Drill Demonstration

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Contact Work - Bounce, Jackal, Fire

Contest for every ball and cause a turnover with this session by focussing on both defensive and attacking breakdowns. Work on the jackal and bounce in defence and attack at break down with the smash and crocodile roll.

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  • Two teams of five players each

  • One attacking team and one defending team

  • Defender tackles attacking player to the floor

  • Attacker presents the ball

  • Defender rucks over uncontested and takes the ball

  • Defender then passes to an attacking player and the phase starts again from the beginning.

Coaching points

  • One pass maximum before running into a tackle

  • Keep low while rucking over the attacker

  • Attacker positions themselves as if presenting the ball to the scrum half.


  • Contested rucking
  • Another attacking player rucks over their teammate
  • Defender clears out that attacker
  • Another defender rucks over and takes the ball to pass back to the attacking team.
  • Drill tags: clear out, game play, ruck, rucking

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