Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • This is a two person exercise, designed to improve ability at the ruck
  • Stand up a tackle tube
  • One player tackles the tube to the floor, before turning to face the opposite direction and ruck against a second player
  • The two players contest the ruck, with the tackle tube between their legs

Coaching points

  • At the ruck, maintain a low body position, with a strong base
  • Push towards the opponent, or where necessary roll them away from the ruck

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