Defence articles

Rugby coaching videos and resources from the world's best coaches and players on developing defensive skills and tactics from set piece through to general play.

Richie McCaw: Tackle Techniques Trailer

To celebrate the start of the World Cup, we are releasing Richie McCaw’s latest video on Tackle Technique.Get some inside tips from the All Blacks captain on how to improve your tackle technique and tackle attitude.


An insight into different defensive patterns – what works for the All Blacks may not be the answer for junior clubs.


I break down playing seven into four key components: tackling, clearing rucks, putting pressure on ball carriers and carrying the ball yourself