Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills | Tags: ball placement, contact techniques, squeeze
Here is a clip showing the sort of detail you need to tell the players when they are “squeezing” the ball in a ball placement after a tackle.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: ball placement, contact, London Irish, ruck drill, ruck skills, skills drills
The London Irish video series is good to watch because it has some simple ideas which promote better technique.
This simple exercise works on getting beyond the tackle, ball placement, protection and the tackle contest. It can be easily developed from a slow, mastery type exercise, into performance under pressure.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: ball placement, contact skills, Richie McCaw, ruck drills, rucking drills
Here is an interview with Richie McCaw, but in the background you can see some simple ideas for drills around the breakdown.
He has obviously built this up for the players, in stages.
What we can see at the end is about four different elements:
1. Ball placement
2. Clearing the threat or challenging for the ball.
3. Clearing the next threat
4. Playing on from the ruck.
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills, Rugby Training | Tags: ball placement, drills, rugby body angles, Western Force
Western Force, a Super 14 franchise in Australia, have produced an excellent series of videos on their website.
Here is an exercise which can be used as part of a contact session. I think it will take you about three minutes to use in the session as it is, but you can then develop it with more defenders and attackers.