Rugby: Bull Dog

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DESCRIPTION

Large Grid 30m x 30m. Start with 5 defenders in the middle, everybody else stands at one end of the grid wearing tags.

On the coach's call all attackers try to run past the 5 defenders and get to the opposite side of the grid.

Attackers that are tagged join the defenders in the middle, the game keeps going until there are no attackers left.

COACHING POINTS

Attackers - Look for space, dodge and dummy to get past the defenders.

Defenders - Keep head and shoulders above waist height, heads up, looking for the tag.

Defenders defend as one line, as a team.

No contact between players.

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