Tackling articles

Tackling is 90% technique and 10% application.

Tackle the wide range of safe tackling videos we have tailored for all levels of the game.

From introducing juniors to safe tackling to advanced technical and tactical points including tackle tracking.

Watch in-depth videos from some of the game's best tacklers and coaches including Sir Wayne Smith, Sir Graham Henry, Richie McCaw, Aaron Jones, Al Rogers, Courtney Lawes and others.

Plus we have categorised them by playing level to make it easier for you to find:

  • Y – youth
  • HS – high school
  • A – adult
  • All – suitable for all levels

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.