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To prevent the opposition team from scoring. To regain possession.


  1. Have awareness of attackers' options and communicate them.
  2. Play to team defensive pattern.
  3. Tackler identifies player they are responsible for and communicates.
  4. Align on opponent's inside shoulder.
  5. Give ball-carrier an outside option only.
  6. Move forward in a line to cut down opponent's options.
  7. Cover after pass is made.
  8. Make an effective tackle.
  9. Get to feet immediately.
  10. Regain possession.
  11. Counter attack.


  1. Lack of commitment.
  2. Poor understanding of options.
  3. Poor technique.

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