Get access to the whole library

including this course and much more!

Get instant access, trial period available!

Subscribe now
Video library

Tackle Progression Series - All with Ben Herring

Do you want to tackle like a pro? Here at TRS we've smashed together our best tackling coaches into one complete package!

Part 1. Tackle Warm Ups   4:56 Member content

Watch Wayne Smith and Chris Brown go through tackle warm ups. Enjoy!

This part is for subscribers only!

Subscribe now to get access to the full course, and the rest of the library.

Start a FREE trial

Part 2. Tackle Safe: Part 1 - Beginnings 7:39 Member content

Watch Graham Henry and Brendon Ratcliffe go through beginnings of safe tackling. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 3. Tackle Safe: Part 2 - Progression 6:32 Member content

Continuing on with tackle safe – progression. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 4. Tackle Safe: Part 3 - Tracking Well 2:25 Member content

Watch Graham Henry explain tracking well. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 5. Tackle Safe: Part 4 - Tracking with Pace 7:50 Member content

In this video, Graham talks about tracking with pace. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 6. Tackle Safe: Part 5 - Using Pads & Bags 8:43 Member content

Watch Graham Henry and Brendon Ratcliffe explain the usage of pads and bags. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 7. Tackle Safe: Part 6 - Player Perspective with Courtney Lawes 7:50 Member content

In this video we explain a players perspective with Courtney Lawes. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 8. Tackle Safe: Part 7 - Player Perspective with Richie McCaw 7:11 Member content

In this video Richie explains tackle technique from his perspective. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 9. Detail of the Frontal Tackle 7:36 Member content

Watch Wayne Smith talk about the frontal tackle. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 10. Chop Tackle: Part 1 - Alignment 5:10 Member content

In this video Wayne Smith talks about Chop Tackle – Alignment. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 11. Chop Tackle: Part 2 - Sharp Lines & Leg Forward 9:13 Member content

Watch Wayne Smith continue with the Chop Tackle – Sharp Lines and Leg Forward. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 12. Chop Tackle: Part 3 - When & Why? 3:23 Member content

Watch Wayne in this video explain the ‘When & Why’ of Chop Tackle. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 13. Pre Tackle: Part 1 - Closing Space 3:41 Member content

In this video, Ben explains the closing space drills – pre contact. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 14. Pre Tackle: Part 2 - Keeping Square 5:57 Member content

This video follows on from closing space – keeping square. Enjoy!

Play video

Part 15. Pre Tackle: Part 3 - Dictating Terms 4:43 Member content

In the final of the tackling series is Dictating Terms. Enjoy!

Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15
Duration 90:09
Topics Tackling Player Programme Youth Coaching
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others  
Languages English , Español

Click on CC button at top left of video for other translation options.

Course reviews

I took away a few great tips that I will take forward to my next session.


Given the most recent calls to have contact rugby banned in schools in the UK (Sept 17) this Tackle series by Ben is a powerful message to show how in depth training of the tackle is so important and so effective in reducing the chances of injury. A superb series which I am using with my U17s side very effectively.


Love it! Great stuff!


Japanese please


Por favor, la traducción al español. Me inscribí, porque ustedes me dijeron que todos los videos estaban traducidos. Sino, pido mi reembolso. Gracias


This was a great series. I was hoping to get some ideas on how to coach and drill the double tackle (two men tackling the ball carrier). When watching high level rugby, I’m noticing more and more two defensive players are going after the ball carrier. Thanks!




Liked the approach to the warm up!!


Muy bueno pero falta la traducción es a español


Great exercises to apply at any stage of a players ability, age and size, looking forward to using these drills, thank you.


traduccion a español por favor!!


Spanish please!!!!


Por favor hagan la traducción a español. Muchas gracias !!!!!


Subscribe now!

Get full access to all videos in this course and the rest of the video library. Learn with in-depth courses from the best rugby minds in the world, including:

  • Graham Henry & Warren Gatland
  • Wayne Smith & Eddie Jones
  • Sam Warburton & Richie McCaw
  • Leigh Halfpenny & Victor Matfield

Get instant access
Trial period available!

Learn from the best now