Rucking - Reef Pattern

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DESCRIPTION

  • We are setting up 4 contact areas where 4 rucks will be formed.

  • We have 4 pairs of defencive players (with or without rucking shields) on the far line of cones.

  • we have 4 ball carriers on the middle line of cones.

  • we have 2 sets of 3 support players on the first 2 cones on the near line.

 

  • when the ball is passed to the first ball carrier he drives into the pair of defencive players in front of him

  • the 1st set of support players then go to support and secure the ball

  • once the ball is passed the support players have to get to the yellow cone ready to support the 3rd ball carrier

  • once the ball is secured it is passed to the 2nd ball carrier who drives into the pair of defencive players in front of him

 

  • So the 1st set of support players have to support the 1st ball carrier and then the 3th ball carrier

  • The 2nd set of support players have to support the 2nd ball carrier and then the 4th ball carrier

COACHING POINTS

  • The ball carrier needs to stay on there feet as long as possible, until the support players arrive.
  • The ball carrier need to sucure the ball and present in back as far as possible as quickly as possible, needs to continue working on the ground.
  • Support Players need to react as fast, and get to the ball carrier.
  • Support players need to communicate with the ball carrier to let him know what to do.
  • Make sure the counter rucking players comes in low and drives up and over the ruck, body possition beats size every time.

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