Rugby Drill Demonstration


 Defence Drill By Robbie Fowler

5 Red Hats placed 5 meters apart in a loop shape.

1 Yellow Hat

Player with a ball at one end of the red hats, will walk from one end of the red to the other.

Tackling Player on the yellow hat, will tackle red player,from side on, ( walk through once

to ensure proper, technique and insure cheek to cheek)


change runners end each time.

After safety technique are being used by defence player, have the

runner up their speed to a half pace run.

When the players have the defence down pat

then give them a tennis ball in each hand,

Teach them to tackle with out grabbing with hands.



Coaching points

Tackling Technique is Vital for all players,

Bad techniques will bring injury to the players,

Correct tackling technique is as follows


Safety 1st

“Cheek to cheek”

Make sure your

players put their head in the

safest position when making a tackle


Tackle line of order

  1. focus on target aria “ midsection” ( HIPS UP TO BELLY)


  1. place arms in the right positioning, ( ready to grab)

  2. feet. “ dance”

  3. lead with leg

  4. shoulder hits target aria

  5. arms wrap around midsection

  6. drive with legs

  7. finish on top of the tackled player


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