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-Two players stand facing each other about 2 metres apart. There is a line between them. Another player stands off to the side with a ball. He throws the ball to one player who then has 5 seconds to try to put the ball down over the line. The other player tries to save the try. Adapt the distances according to success.

-Vary the height of the initial pass – some very low, or on the ground, some high.

 

COACHING POINTS

What you tell your players to do in the drill

  1. Tacklers: work hard to get your body and arms between the ball and the ground.

  2. Ball carriers: drive forward low and turn to get the ball to the ground.

What to call out in the drill

  • "Tackler: pull the ball into the ball carrier."
  • "Tackler: get your hips level and under the ball carrier's hips."
  • "Ball carrier: keep the ball away from your body."
  • "Ball carrier: twist and roll as you fall."

What rugby skills to look for

Too few tries being scored. The ball carriers and supporting players must try to keep some forward momentum going.

Too many tries being scored. Defenders must drive the ball carrier back and try to clamp the ball between themselves and the ball carrier.

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