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I'm looking for a couple of drills for counter rucking?

I'm looking for a couple of drills for counter rucking and mauling to suit U11's..... any guidance?

Mawgan,

I use the following drill and adapt it to players ability. Can be used for mauling too.

Counter Ruck

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Condition the drill in favour of 1 team, in this case the blue team.

All players lay on their fronts behind the tackle bags. On the coaches whistle, the 2 teams move to contest possession.

The blue players can move straight over the bag to contest, but only the 1st red player can do the same. The other 2 red players have to run round the cones before moving in to counter ruck.


Coaching Points:
  • players get used to counter ruck call/ signal
  • low to high drive, with emphasis on driving opposition through the ruck
  • eyes open, grab hold of hook/handle to clear out

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