1. Develop the ability for players to make a tackle and get quickly to their feet to win the ball.

    Former Crusader loose forward and CRFU staff coach Angus Gardiner takes you inside with the Crusaders to demonstrate this defensive tackle turnover defensive training drill. The drill develops the skills required to make an effective tackle and win the ball for your team. Angus demonstrates and breaks down the technical aspects of tackle turnover to perfect this very important rugby skill. This includes being strong over the ball, angles and body position. This key skill is reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment and can be taught to players of high school age and up.

    Level: All Levels

    Categories: Defence

    Tags: All Positions,Turnover Drills

    Contribs:
    1. Angus Gardiner - Former Crusaders Loose Forward, Canterbury Staff, Current Montpellier Assistant Coach
    Angus Gardiner enjoyed an outstanding career filled with success, which included featuring in two Super rugby final-winning teams and playing 69 games for Canterbury. A highly respected and astute thinker of the game, Angus held numerous coaching roles within Canterbury and Crusaders rugby before taking up a coaching role with French team Montpellier in 2010

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:24.000] Shorten your steps when approaching the hit shield
    2. [00:0:30.000] Sight the target and bend at the knees and hips
    3. [00:0:32.000] Keep the back straight and head up
    4. [00:0:35.000] Drive through the bag with strong shoulder contact

    Common Faults:
    1. Player fails to shorten their steps
    2. Contact is too high
    3. Body weight is not transferred through the contact point

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  2. Create turnover ball through strong body position and technique when first to the breakdown.

    Former Crusader loose forward and CRFU staff coach Angus Gardiner takes you inside with the Crusaders to demonstrate optimal body position when competing for the ball at post tackle. Angus demonstrates and breaks down the technical aspects of shrinking over the ball to perfect this very important rugby skill. This includes getting back to you feet, staying strong over the ball and being hard to shift. This key skill is reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment and can be taught to players at all levels.

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Defence

    Tags: All Positions,Turnover Drills

    Contribs:
    1. Angus Gardiner - Former Crusaders Loose Forward, Canterbury Staff, Current Montpellier Assistant Coach
    Angus Gardiner enjoyed an outstanding career filled with success, which included featuring in two Super rugby final-winning teams and playing 69 games for Canterbury. A highly respected and astute thinker of the game, Angus held numerous coaching roles within Canterbury and Crusaders rugby before taking up a coaching role with French team Montpellier in 2010

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:31.000] Keep the elbows in
    2. [00:0:38.000] Hands should be up in front of the chest
    3. [00:0:46.000] Take the whole body through the contact points

    Common Faults:
    1. Body weight is not transferred through the contact point

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  3. Players fight for the space past the ball to get control of the post tackle breakdown.

    Former Crusader loose forward and CRFU staff coach Angus Gardiner takes you inside with the Crusaders to demonstrate this defensive tackle turnover defensive training drill. This drill is designed to replicate the movement a tackler makes to manoeuvre them self into a strong ball wining position. It is important that players learn to get back to their feet as quickly as possible in an attempt to dominate the space past the ball. In doing so provide them self with a great opportunity to effect a turn over. This key skill is reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment and can be taught to players of high school age and up.

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Defence

    Tags: All Positions,Turnover Drills

    Contribs:
    1. Angus Gardiner - Former Crusaders Loose Forward, Canterbury Staff, Current Montpellier Assistant Coach
    Angus Gardiner enjoyed an outstanding career filled with success, which included featuring in two Super rugby final-winning teams and playing 69 games for Canterbury. A highly respected and astute thinker of the game, Angus held numerous coaching roles within Canterbury and Crusaders rugby before taking up a coaching role with French team Montpellier in 2010

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  4. Development of spatial awareness to gain a strong ball winning position post tackle.

    Former Crusader loose forward and CRFU staff coach Angus Gardiner takes you inside with the Crusaders to demonstrate this defensive tackle turnover defensive training drill. This drill is designed to replicate some of the basic movements for contesting for the ball post tackle over a player on the ground. It is important that players develop and attitude that is focused on winning the ball at the contest and not being satisfied with simply slowing the oppositions attacking ball down, Correct attitude combined with excellent technique will produce this as a final result, if the player is unsuccessful in turning the ball over initially. This key skill is reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment and can be taught to players of high school age and up.

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Defence

    Tags: All Positions,Turnover Drills

    Contribs:
    1. Angus Gardiner - Former Crusaders Loose Forward, Canterbury Staff, Current Montpellier Assistant Coach
    Angus Gardiner enjoyed an outstanding career filled with success, which included featuring in two Super rugby final-winning teams and playing 69 games for Canterbury. A highly respected and astute thinker of the game, Angus held numerous coaching roles within Canterbury and Crusaders rugby before taking up a coaching role with French team Montpellier in 2010

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:18.000] Regain feet quickly by driving the outside leg towards the opposite shoulder
    2. [00:0:21.000] Shrink over the ball with legs and elbows locked in
    3. [00:0:25.000] Support your own body weight

    Progression:
    1. Start initially without a ball then introduce a ball by the coach as the tackle is made

    Instructions:
    1. The tackler stands about 5 metres away from the tackle bag on the command from the coach makes the tackle on the bag and then gets to his feet in an attempt to regain the ball.
    2. The second player has a hit shield and as soon as the tackle is executed attempts to clean the defender out who is over the ball.

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  5. Players contest for the ball and try to win possession from an opposing player.

    Former Crusader loose forward and CRFU staff coach Angus Gardiner takes you inside with the Crusaders to demonstrate this defensive tackle turnover defensive training drill. This drill is designed to replicate some of the essential movements associated with one on one contesting for the ball in a post tackle or mauling situation. It is important for players to develop an attitude that focuses on attempting to win the ball in every contest and not to be satisfied with simply slowing the oppositions phase play attacking ball down. Critical to this is the player putting himself in a situation to “be in the contest”. This key skill is reinforced consistently in the Canterbury and Crusader environment and can be taught to players of high school age and up.

    Level: High School & Above

    Categories: Defence

    Tags: All Positions,Turnover Drills

    Contribs:
    1. Angus Gardiner - Former Crusaders Loose Forward, Canterbury Staff, Current Montpellier Assistant Coach
    Angus Gardiner enjoyed an outstanding career filled with success, which included featuring in two Super rugby final-winning teams and playing 69 games for Canterbury. A highly respected and astute thinker of the game, Angus held numerous coaching roles within Canterbury and Crusaders rugby before taking up a coaching role with French team Montpellier in 2010

    Coaching Points:
    1. [00:0:26.000] Support your own body weight
    2. [00:0:50.000] Bring shoulders to ears
    3. [00:0:52.000] Bring your chin to your chest
    4. [00:1:01.000] Lock your elbows and legs in tight
    5. [00:1:15.000] Present a difficult target to clear

    Instructions:
    1. Set up with 1 player and a tackle bag.
    2. The tackler advances from about 5m away and makes a tackle on the tackle bag.
    3. The tackler immediately gets to his feet and attempts to jackal over the tackle bag to make himself as small as possible to prevent himself from being easily cleaned out

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