Encourage players to run penetrating lines in this attack session. Effective blocker lines require lots of practice and will help players make the right passing choice depending on how a defence reacts. MORE
Attacking tips for inside centres (12s)
In this position-specific newsletter, we look at the attacking role of the inside centre, also known as the second five-eighth.
Starting with more experienced players, we first look at running angles to confuse defenders. In Rehearse your blocker lines, the activity creates scenarios to fix the defence and then pass to where the gaps appear.
Stress a back-line defence with multiple options in attack is a more developed article from top coach Jamie Turkingron. Here he explores ways to use blocking lines and hidden attackers.
The 12-13 Switch (S2), is a classic, but underused attacking play which needs the 12 to act as the pivot player to either release the 13 or go themselves.
Finally, Top tips for coaching the inside centre role reviews the passing and kicking options for a 12.