Rugby: Back To Back Turn & Chop Tackle

What a fantastic tool. I've found a few drills that are unfamiliar,...
Wes, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Players stand back to back with coloured cones either side. When the coach shouts go both player run around their white cones. The coach shouts a colour and the ballc carrier runs towards that cone. If the attacker runs to the tacklers left hand side they must tackle with their left shoulder, if they run right they must tackle with their right shoulder.

COACHING POINTS

  • Focus on tackling low and getting the head on the correct side
  • Right shoulder, right foot close. Left shoulder, left foot in close
  • Close the space down as the defender, forward movement first

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