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Jackel at breakdown and ruck

Lòoking for tips on jackling at breakdown ruck
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first things first, the tackle resolves 90% of breakdown situations, if you lose the gainline, it's over, wait for the next ball. That bring us to the key skill of any jackel: "SCANNING". Today's defences are built to hold as many phases the attack can play, and also the attacks are built with support structures with at least 2 cleaners, like those arrow shape pods you see at test level. That means we must take the right chance to involve an extra guy in the ruck. In our club we use a system based on Leicester Tigers classic iron courtain wall defence brought by Phil Larder. Here you work the situation in groups of three. The guy in the middle is gonna be the tackler and he's going to have an inside and an outside support. Assuming the attacker is hitting the space, your support is going to be the one on that side (if he attacks my outisde shoulder, then my outisde support will assist me). And here comes the interesting thing, depending on how that tackle situation is going, we react

a)if we are able to make a nice hit to gain the duel and the gainline, the support is going to contest the breakdown

b)if we tackle but we lose the gainline, it's over, my support is going to stay on feet to cover the A/Pillar role.

c)if i'm not able to put the carrier on the ground he will assist me to tackle.

i'm not involving my answer in jackling technique, because the scanning is something that many teams don't work a lot

 

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