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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.

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.