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The tackle

Shoulder tackle - front-on
  • ‘Eyes up’ looking at the ball carrier to keep head in correct position
  • Maintain strong, stable and low body position
  • Target and make contact with the shoulder on the ball carrier’s thighs
  • Squeeze the arms tight around the ball carrier’s legs while driving with the legs
  • Continue the leg drive to bring the ball carrier to ground
  • Release the ball carrier
  • Get back to feet quickly
  • Contest for possession