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Safe Tackle Series with Rodney So'oialo

Watch Rodney, ex All Black and Hurricane, in his latest series - aimed at younger players.

Part 1. Tackle - Stay Safe and Dominate   8:09 Member content

In the 1st video of this series, Rodney demonstrates how to tackle safely but still dominate. Enjoy!

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Part 2. Tackle - Stay Safe and Dominate (Part 2) 12:48 Member content

In Rodney's latest video, we have part 2 of his tackle safely but still dominate the tackle series. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2
Duration 38:34
Topics Tackling Youth Coaching Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Very good for my young boys thanks

Spain

Long admirer of Rodney and the way he played the game has got a real quality way of getting across his message and using the latest up to date with current laws ways of approaching the basics – be using these for my Under 15s in West Wales

Wales

This was a great video on alignment. Simple and easy to understand. Thanks Rodney and your young players.

USA

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England

The simplicity of drill can be used in each training to enhance muscle memory and correct technique while eliminating the hand grabbers, also great transitional drill into faster tracking and tackle technique.

Australia

Great Video! Real essential breakdown of all the parts. The leg driving as demonstrated here, was enlightening with that second step. We were usually instructed to do more of the lunge, or go through type: this is better and I believe what we see in top-tier matches. Thanks mate.

USA

great series – really like the detail and way Rodney breaks the tackle down into the individual elements, without it being about the contact.

Australia

This is all great stuff, thanks Rodney! A brief word document of the main points would be a great add on, Rugby Site!

Canada

Excellent break down of key factors for the tackle

Canada

Nice demo uce. Thank you.

USA

Fundamental pointers we so often forget to focus on, as we are always looking at the bigger picture. Great refresher.

South Africa

The video is not playing for me, I get sound only.

England

Very good break down of a core skill in rugby. Impressive in how he always explains the “why” which compliments the “how”.

Namibia

So many tackle techniques today poorly coached, leading to poor execution. This is an excellent session on how to perfect the little things make a big difference. Looking forward to more sessions from Rodney.

USA

Great drill roddy, something we all can put into practice.

New Zealand

Very good drill to break down skills and build confidence.

Australia

Second Juan’s point! I feel like this is a great progression towards Sir Grahm or Wayne Smith’s tackling sections. I love the small detail focus regarding hand positioning upwards. I had coached tracking with hands in, but I think that the footwork to shoulder targeting is a brilliant bit.

USA

I’m going to try this drill today. Looks a great basic drill.

New Zealand

great initial progression. then go to Ben Herrings series, and then Graham Henry┬┤s…

Argentina

Shot Rodney. Mean.

New Zealand

it is the best initial progression to the tackle I have ever seen

Argentina

Good stuff !!! We can’t emphasize enough to stop using the arms when we want to tackle.

Denmark

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