Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Groups of 2.
  • Everyone find some space.
  • Stand opposite your partner.
  • One of the players (attacker) use footwork and move arround.
  • The other (defender), try to keep as close as they can to the moving player.
  • The attackers claps at a point of his choice, this is when the defender makes a shoulders on contact.
  • Low Impact.
  • Shoulders on. 

Coaching points

  • Keep on toes.
  • Small steps.
  • Boxer stance. 
  • Foot in close as possible to Attacker. 
  • Drive not dive - stay close to attacker as you can dont want to have to dive for tackle. 
  • Wider base for leverage and greater flexibility to reach tackle. 

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