Introduction to support as a principle of play
In the go forward e-learning course, we said:
- Rugby is an invasion and evasion game.
- To score you first need to GAIN POSSESSION.
- Once in possession, you need to GO FORWARD. Invade the opposition space by evading their attempts to stop you.
To go forward, the ball carrier can choose to pass the ball to another player who is a better position to go forward.
Support is about being in a position to help the you go forward.
It is also about maintaining possession, so you can continue to go forward.
This module is going to concentrate on the attacking principle of using support by the ball carrier, and being in support.
Let’s move onto our first lesson…