Rugby Drill Demonstration


  • Set out a small rectangular grid with a gain line marked across the grid.

  • We are looking to get the defensive line to come up and meet the attack before the attack has reached the gain-line.

  • Whenever a defender completes a tackle, the attack that was brought to ground joins the defending team.

  • If the attacker being tackled successfully offloads the ball before they hit the ground the tackle is considered incomplete.

  • However is the attacker throws the ball away in the tackle, they should be taken off to remind them to take care of the ball, and to do push-ups.

  • Points should be awarded to the side that breaks the gain line, to help emphasize the importance of going forward.

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