How to play rugby – the sidestep

How to play rugby - the sidestep

Bristol ladies rugby demonstrate the basics of the sidestep. With England u20s player Katie Mason and Sally Tuson. Presented by Emily Ryall.

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18 Responses to How to play rugby – the sidestep

  1. kudzai mhangwa says:


  2. harvey duell says:

    stop trying to be a smart ass i agree with Mcgrail24

  3. Emily Ryall says:

    Yes I agree. It was a quick two minute take and not rehearsed very well. It’s quite difficult to make a side-step realistic when it’s telegraphed. But hey, the general points are there even if not brilliantly executed.

  4. MrJustJoseph says:

    that sidestep was way to predictable in a real life situation she would have been smashed…. 

  5. Akka dagreat says:

    i refuse to take advise from women

  6. MrOngaV says:

    0 likes…That didn’t go the way you wanted it to

  7. Lawrence Schuster says:

    I need this.

  8. Mcgrail24 says:

    Just getting your goat ladies.

  9. ClaymoreDelson says:

    rather unnecessary and untrue

  10. Emily Ryall says:

    I don’t think a toddler would be able to teach you. Why would you make such a comparison when it is so obviously inaccurate and arguably deliberately provocative?

  11. Mcgrail24 says:

    Women demonstrating how to do a sidestep… Might as well have a toddler teach me

  12. Emily Ryall says:

    Thanks for that valuable advice - yes, it’s important for the defender to stay on her toes and remain able to change direction quickly. Planting your feet flat means you’ll struggle to do so.

  13. ClaymoreDelson says:

    don’t plant your feet as the defender like 0:56, you’ll only miss the tackle… try to stay moving and get a side tackle in

  14. ConnorCooperMarshall says:

    Look up Best side step ever on my channel!!!

  15. D1rtyraver says:

    Great to see ladies playing Rugby! You have my respect.

  16. Emily Ryall says:

    That’s a great point Kazter11. Defenders will also plant their feet and stop if the attacker does – which means the attacker has an advantage because they know which direction they’re going to travel in. If you’re defending, it’s important you try to stay on your toes and not plant your feet so you’re not left flat footed and are able to change direction with the attacker.

  17. Kazter11 says:

    a reflex for football and rugby players is, when the man with the ball stops in front of them, they stop too, its a mistake, leaving space to sidestep(juke in football)

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