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To stop forward momentum of ball-carrier, and prevent ball-carrier from releasing the ball. Regain possession.


  1. Sight target.
  2. Move forward towards the ball-carrier.
  3. Plant the foot as close to the ball-carrier as possible.
  4. Drive with a shoulder firmly to make contact just above the position of the ball.
  5. Wrap with the arms to prevent the ball being released or grab the ball-carrier by the jersey.
  6. Continue to drive the ball-carrier back.
  7. Turn the ball-carrier towards supporting teammates.
  8. Take the ball-carrier to the ground, turning the player.
  9. Stay on feet or regain feet.
  10. Contest possession.


  1. Too high.
  2. Not moving forward into tackle.
  3. Head down, eyes closed.

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