Rugby Drill Demonstration


Start with this simple tackling drill with no resistance to the tackle to get your players warmed up and used to contact.

Coaching points

For the tackler:

Good, low position.

Head up, chin off chest, tighten shoulders.

Shoulder to make contact with the other player's shorts.

Big hit and grasp around legs with both arms.

Drive with legs and force players to the ground.

Roll onto shoulder and get to feet before playing the ball

The Drill is often used with

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