Practice Category

Rugby Ruck Clear Out Drills

A ruck clear out involves players removing their opposition from the ruck to allow a quick pass to be made and avoid turnovers.

The ruck and clear out videos and drills below show how a tackled player should go to ground and how their teammates (support players) should back them up and drive the opposition away.

Using 1v1, 2v1 and tackle pad drills your players will be able to take advantage of a loose ball and gain possession by having players focus on one man, the correct tactic to use in a match. The drills also explain the correct safe technique when targeting defenders, such as the best areas to hit, footwork on approach to the ruck and the importance of keeping a low body angle to enable your players to hit the target hard and upwards.