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Tackling Technique and Technology - Y and HS with Alistair Rogers

In this new series recent Manu Samoa and ex Blues coach Alastair Rogers, details the tackling technique to tackle the new tackle laws.

Part 1. Tackling Primers - Perfecting the Pummel   8:30 Free video

In this video, Alastair gets the Takapuna Grammar players, on Auckland’s North Shore, ready for their contact session with some Primer drills. Enjoy!


Part 2. Approaching the Tackle - Targeting the Knees 13:20 Member content

After last week’s Pummel Primer warm up, this week Alastair starts tackling the New Tackle Laws. We start to change tackling habits and focus on targeting the knees in the tackle. Enjoy!

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Part 3. Decision around the Tackle 5:59 Member content

Alastair, completes the series by challenging the players’ decision making and technique under pressure with positive results. Get off the line and meet the attacker. Self awareness of your skill execution. Positive effective tackle = unstable attacker.

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Duration 27:49
Topics Tackling Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Love the knees exercise, fun but informative


Simple, quick, effective.


Very well done progression, new things to add to my coaching, thank you.


Very good will use this preseason.


These basic fundamentals of tackling will help players loose the uncertainties About attacking.therefore happening in the come more confident the tackling. And my day 80s 90s The text Leean Coach is that I had Nat did not have the signs of this down


Excellent tackle videos and great use of the phone camera as an aid. The best part of this series is Alistair himself and his approach. Like many coaches on the Rugby Site he is calm, quiet and projects a positive and knowledgeable approach to the subject matter. Finally his challenging of the players in a non confrontational but constructive way is superb. A lesson to be learned in itself.


Great video on the tackle. The technique is good and broken down very well. good build up to an end result of a confidence in the tackle.


Ottima precisazione sulla modalità d’intervento nel placcaggio.


like the emphasis on simple “knee bending” drill …… applies to so many aspects of game and so many young players have difficulty doing it consistently


Great repetition for second nature positioning

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