Develop the understanding around support lines and how they change depending on whether the attack is in a narrow channel or wider. MORE
Attack the inside edge
When the 9 runs, it creates an extra player in the line. So exploit that to create gaps between the opposition 10 and open-side flanker at the scrum. This play should be used from a left-side scrum.
The angles run here will give your back-line options to attack their weakest tackler or take the ball wide.
Start by running this move at half pace and without any defence.
When ready, add a defence, comprising a four-man back-line and an open-side flanker.
- First, 8 passes to 9, who has run around from the left side of the scrum.
- The 9 has options to pass to 12 or 11.The 12 and 11 should call if they feel the pass is on.
- The 12 runs out and then cuts in on a hard line towards the outside shoulder of their 10.
- Your 11 tracks behind 10 and then 12 to run on 12’s outside shoulder.
- 10 runs behind 12 to be in a position to pass deep to 15 (if 10 gets the ball, he can pass behind 12 and 13 to 15).
- 13 runs out and then cuts in to connect with 11 or 12.
- 15 and 14 stay deep to offer the outside option but must be ready to support 13.
- 10 shouldn’t run laterally.
- 11 gets in front of 10 and gets the pass just behind the shoulder-blades of 12.
- 10 and 13 should reattach to 11 when he gets the pass.
- 15 and 14 should keep attached to 13 when the ball goes short.