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Rugby coaching videos and resources from the world's best coaches and players on developing tackling skills, technique and tactics to help improve your defensive play.

Aggressive ball-placement options at the Women’s World Cup final

The women’s game has the virtue of being different in character to the male version of rugby. Analyst Nick Bishop looks at why the women’s game is on the rise, especially after the outstanding World Cup final played last weekend between the New Zealand Black Ferns and the England Roses.

Chopping them down to size

The chop or cut tackle remains one of the most effective defensive devices, particularly against heavy ball-carries close to the previous breakdown. Read all about it in Nick’s latest article.

Wayne Smith Trailer: The Frontal Tackle

Here’s the trailer for the latest in the Wayne Smith series, The Frontal Tackle. The feedback from our members has been loud and clear…outstanding content that is really making a difference to individual player and team performance.

In this video Wayne delivers another example of how, with some simple technique and mindset changes The Frontal Tackle can become an important weapon for your team a d turn defence into attack.

 

Wayne Smith Trailer: The Chop Tackle

I like to call this the “Chop tackle” because it creates an image of achieving “chop down” to the ground really quickly.

The aim is to isolate the ball carrier by driving them back in the tackle behind the gain line making it difficult for their support players to get back and clean out the breakdown.

 

How To Avoid Choking

Teaching players to get out of the choke tackle.