Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • 4 sausages 
  • 4 Bags 
  • The sausages and bags are lined up alternately in a line.
  • 8 defenders start lined up outside of the tackle grid.
  • Whistle goes, the tacklers must shuffle across as a team (in a line) to line up opposite a bag or sausage before making a hit. 

Coaching points


  • Communication (spacing, who’s your man, ready up) 
  • Eyes up on the attackers in front of you.
  • Up as a line. 
  • Strong hit. 

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