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Tackling and defending



Be firm throughout the tackle
If the ball becomes stuck between your feet and your opponent's then get your foot under the ball to lift it away.

Make sure you keep your ankle and leg firm throughout the tackle.

You are much more likely to get injured if you are not properly committed to a challenge.



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