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Footwork is a vital skill for rugby players as it means they can win contact situations and beat players. Log in to Premiership Rugby Coaching for more training ideas.
Managing contact on your own terms is vital to most teams. The Saints academy manager explains and showcases some of the fundamental skills they work on
Head coach Dickon Edwards talks through the theory behind their approach to contact and why that approach is important in understanding how you want to play
Aggressive tackling is fundamental to Wasps performances and their players physicality is part of their DNA. Brad Davis overseas a tackle technique session that will change your approach to coaching the tackle
The coaches use a variety of conditions for both the attackers and defenders to reinforce the coaching points. Small sided games enable players to learn in a live environment similar to actual match conditions
Continuity in Attack - Contact
Using games to coach can be a challenge for junior coaches. In this clip the Sale sharks community coach delivers a session to develop contact skills at the breakdown by using games, questioning and challenging the players. This can be used for all Junior age groups
Saracens community coach uses games and competitive activities to introduce the contact elements of rugby. This builds confidence in players prior to actual contact skills
Retaining possession in Seven's wins matches, it's that simple but these days you need to improve your contact skills. Phil Greening provides a few tips and some insight into some of the USA's training drills