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looking for a counter rucking drill please under 13`s

looking for a counter rucking drill please under 13`s

If you don't mind me asking, why do you want to counter ruck?

Its another string to there bow they are a good rucking side but need to improve on counter rucking

Hows this..... Can be adapted to any ruck practice!

Counter ruck


Description:

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 oppo through the ruck
  • eyes open, grab hold of hook/handle to clear out

Just to add some key points to the above

  • Make sure players know and understand 'the gate' and its meaning/where it is.
  • always come through the gate and drive through the middle from behind
  • do not hold on and stay static
  • do not aim to create a platform, ideally players should try to drive through in single file.

I did a counter rucking session at a school last night, and added the above points as a result of what I saw.

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