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The better your players can carry the ball, the more chance they’ll be able to retain it in contact or pass it under pressure. So help them improve their holding and handling skills with these five top tips… MORE
Make sure your defence is in place quickly so they can come forward to make snare tackles and poach the ball. Define roles for players around the ruck so they can race off the line and cut down the opposition attack close to the ruck.
1: Covers the inside runner only, must not move across with the 9
2: Covers the 9 if he runs with the ball
3 and 4: Cover the first receiver
X: Runs forward and behind the ruck to houndthe inside runner, or chase the 9. If he arrives too late (they have moved the ball open), he “plugs in” behind the openside defence