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How To Tackle Manu Tuilagi

Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership

Wasps’ defence coach demonstrates how to stop Manu Tuilagi.

Ahead of Leicester Tigers game with the Exeter Chiefs today, Wasps’ defence coach, Brad Davis, suggested a way to bring down Manu Tuilagi.

Although it is traditionally believed that to bring down big powerful runners is around the ankles, Davis suggested that opponents should act as if they are going to tackle high, before dipping into Tuilagi’s waist.

Davis then added that a secondary tackler then hit Tuilagi around the chest to both take down the powerful centre and prevent him from offloading the ball.

While this seems seems an obvious tactic, in order for defences to execute such a tackle off first phase, they would have to be very narrow, therefore exposing their flanks to a quick miss move.

In any event, Tuilagi continued his recovery today, scoring a try against Exeter.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

 

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