The player who “steals” the ball at the tackle (sometimes known as the “jackal”) often will find that as he picks up the ball the opposition support players arrive and try to knock him back off it. To keep possession he needs to stay in a strong, low position and pull the ball into his chest.
The ‘jackal’ has become extremely common in modern rugby parlance. Players like David Pocock, of Australia, and Wales captain Sam Warburton are lauded the world over for their ability to steal the ball in a contact situation. Even if they don’t win the ball, they often win a penalty because the speed with which they latch onto the ball often leads to the tackled player holding on.
Here's a video to teach you how to jackal in a rugby match. Here's a video to teach you how to jackal in a rugby match.
Here is a tutorial video of how to execute the highly controversial Tackle and Jackal in Rugby. Included is a slide on Law, when and how to execute it, HD fi...
The 'jackal' style stripping of the ball is seen as the cause of a large number of injuries, with players' backs and necks vulnerable to strong impacts while they are crouched at the ruck.
The Breakdown Rugby union. ... And then it was revealed that the days of the jackal could be numbered if an attempt to stop players arriving at a breakdown from handling the ball is endorsed.
Answer (1 of 6): Some good answers already, including that by Jason Whyte. My answer is: Chicken Wings. As a referee, I was once put in charge of a match in which the 1st XV of a student club was playing at home - I forget against who - but the important factor is that I was also coaching the 2...
Sport Rugby Union How Hamish Watson and Jamie Ritchie emerged as Scotland's top ‘jackals’ Some feared the day of the jackal was over when new breakdown guidelines were introduced this year.
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