Avoiding Tackles During the Rugby Game

All rugby players know the important of avoiding tackles. This is essential when the team that possesses the ball is on the attacking side. Without any knowledge about avoiding tackle, your team will never be able to get a score. If you have seen coverage’s of several rugby news, you will see that the opposing team will try their very best to tackle the carrier of the ball, while the carrier goes straight head on to the opposing players, running at them. While this article is emphasizing on avoiding tackle, why is it that most rugby players run forward and just run at every tacklers going through their way? This is simply how many rugby training has been done since. But this does not mean to say that this is the only rugby skill that is used for avoiding tackle.
article-0-03E1B6DF000005DC-648_634x446You have the choice to either pass, kick or simply run away from or around the opposing players that are trying to tackle the carrier, who is you.
The reason why many carrier run at the tacklers rather than the opposite direction is because playing the game is always about running forward. The aim is towards the goal of the opposition, and they will stop you at any cost as possible. By stopping you, they are going to throw their body over yours in order to stop you from reaching the goal. It would be amazing if you could manage to pass the ball to another teammate at the last minute that you are being tackled by the opposing players. This will give your teammate more time to run towards the goal as fast as he can, while the other opposing players are still busy trying to get back on their feet. But this is likely less to happen. This is because rugby training has always been centered around strategy. All rugby players are gathered and the coach tells them of the strategies they are going to apply during the game. This is why there are training camps, because they are going to try out the technique or strategy they have just come up. Practice and the actual game can be almost entirely different, so adjustments are made at every meeting.
 385x538_edinburgh_rugby_1Most carriers run at angles, running straight towards that path and evade or take another angled detour to avoid tacklers at a nearing distance. But the main problem of this strategy is that the opposing players are always at shorter distance in traveling towards your path, and jump onto the opportunity to tackle you. The nearer the get to your position, the more they havethe chance to tackle on you. The best option at the start is to run at your opposing players in order to remove their advantage. Several techniques come in to place when running at them, and the main objective is to make sure they are in a fixed position. This is truly a challenge, but it will develop over time if you keep practicing it.

Core Techniques of Rugby

All rugby players are expected to develop core rugby techniques in order to enhance their qualities and skills. In doing so, they are increasing their chances of getting more points in the game, and eventually win it. For beginners, they are highly likely reluctant to win at all, but as they progress through the game, they
will want to enhance their skills as they want to see their team win. If you are one of the rugby players in the many rugby clubs existing on the planet, you do not want to be left behind by your teammates or club members. The most important skills in rugby are evade tackles, picking up the ball, handling the ball, receiving a pass, moving the ball, moving with the ball, moving without the ball, tackle the opposing players and even kick the ball. As for the number of qualities important in rugby, these are: the capacity to work in a team, courage, perseverance, endurance, vision and calmness even when under pressure. Having all these qualities in each player is something that will make them win the game, but it
will take a lot of time to practice all of these.
Lance_hohaia_running_into_the_defence_(rugby_league)When the ball’s carrier is you, you are currently holding it. This means that while the ball is with you, you create a grip that signifies it never leaves your side until you reach the goal. This should also make you confident while you are holding the ball. At first several tries, you will find the ball slipping away easily from you, or you are tackled by a number of players from the opposing te am. But as you practice every now and then, you will find that your grip will become heavier, and that your feet are becoming faster, leading you straight towards your goal.
11970112132010125352Since you are the carrier of the ball, or the one possessing it, you should also know the proper way to handle it. At rugby training camps, your coach and a number of your teammates will help you improve your handling skills. The way to handling involves moving the ball relative to the body, where you move it accordingly depending on the situation you are facing. Your teammates and coach will probably give you a simulation on how these situation happens, but the more serious ones are those that happen during the actual game, when it is up to wits and the strategies that you, your coach and your team have agreed upon.
Receiving and controlling a pass is another important core skill that you must master. After you have full control over the ball and you are confident that you can do it well, it is time to move on to the receiver and control the pass. Because of the odd shape of the ball, it can be both challenging and easy to do this core skill. The ball itself is move a lot of times during the actual game, so it is very important for each player to know this skill very well. The more you have control over the ball, the higher your chances to get a score, win the games and even enjoy for yourself.

Creating an Effective Rugby Attack

Many rugby players find it very challenging to create an opportunity to grab the ball and score tries. Once a team makes the first score, it is enough to make them happy, but they do not let their guard down. The main purpose of the game is to score as many points as t hey can, and they will win the game. Unlike the game soccer or football, there are less restrictions on how the ball should be carried, how long should it be travelled to the goal or how they are handled. As long as the opposing team does not have the upper hand or able to tackle you that prevents you from reaching your goal, you are on your way to become a master of attacking in rugby.
542419-super-rugbyBut how does one create one of the rugby techniques, attack?
Several rugby training offered at several rugby clubs put emphasis on controlling the ball, which is the major point of the attack. You are not alone in controlling the ball. If you have the ball on your hands, your entire team is the one responsible for controlling the ball and will find ways that the opposition will not hinder your attempts on getting a score. You start controlling the ball when you carry it, run or walk, depending on how the situation looks like, but walking is the not best option as this game is a chase to victory. Rather th an walk, all you need to do is run as fast as you can. When you feel like you are in a pinch, you have two choices, depending on the situation, too. First, if you have a teammate near you and their side is open for aversion from being tackled, you can pass it on to him. But if such an option is not available, try looking for a distant teammate that you can pass the ball to, also called the controlled throw. This technique has certain restrictions, so it is best to know more about what should be done in this kind of situation. There are also certain situations that needs you to kick the ball at any direction, which include forwards, but this is only done if you
have absolute confidence that this will work, otherwise you are giving away free opportunity for the opposition to take control over the ball.
 Bath-Rugby-Guy-Mercer-at-the-heart-of-the-rugby-scrum-pic-Bath-Rugby-FacebookSupport The Carrier
Unless you feel that your rugby techniques are good enough to play for the game rugby, it is your duty to support the carrier, or the one carrying the ball. Whoever carries the ball in your team should be regarded as a teammate. If you are the carrier, your teammates will be the one supporting you. They will do everything they can to prevent the opposing team on trying to take away your chance to get a score, but this is done through effective strategy and teamwork. Several rugby news shows indications of how teamwork in the rugby game is done. It may seem like every one is on their own, but this is actually one of the strategies they are playing. If their strategy did not work, they are going to try another, based on the coach’s advise to them.

Getting More Information About Rugby

If you have decided to dedicate to the sport rugby, then you need to know how you can gather more information from it. Simply reading this article will give you a good summary and resources on where you should look for more info about the sport, not to mention a wealth of ideas and rugby techniques that you can
only get from other sources, aside from those published in books. But whatever information you get, you must never take it for granted. Each person reading this article will take in the information in different ways. There will be individuals that will find it easy to look at the information and learn from it, while others find it easier to listen then learn, and there are those that do the instructions and learn afterwards. You will also find other people doing things their way.

static1.squarespace.comSome information about rugby is taken from older sources that may either be less relevant to you, because some of the rules have changed, or may be where you can get old techniques that is already neglected or taken for granted by others. It really depends on how you perceive the information. As for the quality sources, you find some are excellent to work and learn from, while you find a number just tackling in less important information, and you need to look for other sources just to have a complete volume over their released information. The good thing about today is that there is an abundance of information available almost anywhere you can find. If you are aiming to coach and create your very own rugby clubs, you will find the right sources that will make you start your own team, and even nurture every member to become the best players you ever had. Your first source of information would be visiting an actual rugby game. Although there is little information you can get from this first source, you will have a general idea how rugby is played, from start to finish. Observe each minute played, and how each player contributes to the team.


Probably the best lesson to take in everything about rugby and its various rugby techniques is the videos. Unlike books where it emphasizes more on text than pictures, videos shows an animation version of the book and explains further on how each technique, rule and flow of the game is done. Still, there are others that find books to be more detailed than videos, because of their lengthy and detailed explanation on how a single technique is done.

As some will suggest, the books are such amazing sources of information that some videos may lack. Sometimes, coaches get information from both books and videos and compare them, because they might be relevant with each other. Rather than invest in new edition books, try looking at second hand books that are sold at book fairs. Chances are their information are still what they are today.

Of course, the easiest information source about rugby would be the Internet. Several rugby players have shared their experiences by posting it on a blog or capturing their moments through cameras. You can find other sources aside from what are mentioned here, too, as long as you find them useful and a great addition to your team.