IRB Passport site:

We use cookies to help make this website better. To find out more about the cookies we use, please read our Cookies Policy. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, you consent to this use, but if you want, you can find information in our Cookies Policy about how to remove cookies by changing your settings.

   |   Register

Passing out of the tackle

The ball carrier should:
  • have a positive mindset to move the ball out of the tackle
  • hold the ball firmly in two hands to withstand the impact of the tackle
  • use evasive footwork to avoid taking a front on tackle and force a side on tackle
  • once tackled, drive their legs to maintain forward movement
  • keep their arms free above the level of the tackle and maintain a strong two handed grip on ball
  • identify support players and pass before falling to ground
  • if unable to pass before falling to ground, keep their elbows tucked into their body as they fall and pass to support
  • if no support available, then present the ball on landing
Coach Education
Get help with the planning aspect of your IRB Coaching course
  • RT @MartinCTRound: What class Rugby is: respectful players with honourable refs. TMO advises, Ref decides, yellow card, player goes off:No …
    308 days ago
  • RT @TimesRugby: Impossible is nothing: why New Zealand never throwin the towel
    308 days ago
  • RT @Rugbyworldmag: Aviva Premiership result: Sale Sharks 15-3 London Irish. Sale are up to 6th after win in atrocious conditions at the AJ …
    308 days ago
  • RT @brianmoore666: BTSport comms should understand that when a maul goes to ground it doesn't become a ruck and nobody has to release the b…
    308 days ago
  • RT @Rugbyworldmag: 2014 looks set to be a ripper! Here are 7 players who could set the rugby world alight next year:
    308 days ago
Video library
Games and examples of practices