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Shoulder tackle - side-on

The tackler should:
  • keep ‘eyes up’
  • maintain a strong, stable and low body position
  • target and make contact with their shoulder on the ball carrier’s thighs
  • squeeze their arms tight around the ball carrier’s legs, drive with their legs and bring the ball carrier to ground
  • roll to finish on top of the ball carrier
  • release the ball carrier and get back to their feet quickly
  • contest for possession
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