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How to tackle (and how not to tackle) by David Clarke

Here are some tackles and hits from the first weekend of the Six Nations.

Most interesting for me is the head position. The head should LEAD the tackle, because where it ends up pretty much determines the momentum of the body. I don’t mean the head “makes” the impact, but leads the rest of the body to the point of contact.

To get the head in the most powerful position, the feet should be close to the ball carrier and the eyes open.

Watch these tackles to see where it works and what can happen if it is mistimed!

Better Rugby Coaching


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