Chris Kibble of Esher RFC & Whitgift school says to start your sessions with a game. In this clip Chris runs a game called "Drop touch" where the players run back to a line when they make a touch. This is good for fitness and creating wholes to attack
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Whether you're introducing tackling to young players for the first time, or re-introducing it to senior players after a summer away, this is a great game to play to ease back into it.
It isolates the 1v1 tackle and puts emphasis on technique without the high speed impact of a full contact game.
Another conditioned game that will test your players' fitness.
This requires all defenders to perform a 'down-up' after each touch, before re-aligning.
As players become tired, more gaps will appear, testing the defence even more.
There are many versions of ruck touch with the support players needing to recognise the needs of the tackled player.
The defence should be conditioned to provide increasing pressure to the tackle area. This will develop the situation recognision of the attacking players who must play accordingly. Robotics in rucking regardles of the situation should be discouraged and the option of picking upthe ball and going forward should be an option
A great game to play to develop spacial awareness and scanning techniques of players under pressure.
Defensive players are allocated colours; which when called out require defenders to touch a nearby cone. Thus creating space for the attackers to exploit.