Rugby Drill Demonstration


Players 3m apart – slightly crouched

One of pair nominated as tackler

On balls of feet, with feet shoulder width apart the coach calls either Right or Left.

Coaching points

Sink hips in squatting action, Keep head up

Place called foot (L or R) between legs of partner, Engage same shoulder Right foot, Right Shoulder just below rib cage

Grip outside arm around leg and other arm around body, pull tight

Drive upwards by straightening legs

Player ends up over shoulder in fireman's lift position

Return player carefully to floor on their feet

The Drill is often used with

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