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Rugby: The Correct Way to Pick Up the Ball

Dick Moss, Editor

Incorrect Technique for Picking Up the Ball: Head Down, Bending at the Waist, 
Hands at the Side of the Ball
Incorrect Technique for Picking Up the Ball: Head Down, Bending at the Waist, Hands at the Side of the Ball

You'll often see beginning rugby players attempt to pick up the ball while facing their opponents, bending at the waist, and using one hand on either side of the ball. Unfortunately, this puts them in an unbalanced position and makes the ball vulnerable to opponents. Here's a better way.

Picking Up the Ball
    There are several key points to follow when picking up the ball:


References:
1. Mathew Brown, Patrick Guthrie, Greg Growden, Rugby for Dummies, 3rd Edition, For Dummies Publishers, 2011.
2. “Skill-Handling: Picking up the ball.” and “Common individual skill faults.” From the International Rugby Board Home Page, World Wide Web (http://www.irfb.com/a1.htm).



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