At mini rugby players must tackle below the waist and cannot rip or tackle the ball in the tackle. Players should work on a safe and effective technique in training that can be repeated in game situations.
Key Factors for coaches:
• Watch opposition player and target the area you want to tackle “Eyes on the thighs”
• Encourage players to make contact with their shoulder on the opposition players thigh. Avoid hip or knee.
• Head to the side, “cheek to cheek” and never in front or across the opposite player.
• Wrap your arms tightly around the players leg “squeeze the knees” or “ring of steel”
• Encourage players to fall on top of the tackled player, holding tight before releasing and rolling away.