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VIDEO: Fly half (10) try from a loop play
Here’s a classic 10 loop play which allows the Ireland fly half, Johnny Sexton, to score against Argentina. It uses the principles of setting up a killer backs move.
- The 10 (Johnny Sexton) is the strike runner.
- The 12 (Luke Marshall) is the ball supplier.
- The 13 (Darren Cave) is the decoy runner, running a hard line towards the 12.
- The play operates right on the gain line.
- This is a try-scoring move.
- The blind-side wing (11, Simon Zebo) and 15 (Felix Jones) should be in position to take an offload.
- This play works best off second-phase ball. In this case, it followed a line break from flanker Jordi Murphy.
- 10 takes a pass from 9 and passes quickly to 12 before looping around.
- 11 tracks behind 10 to support.
- 13 runs a “hard” line towards 12.
- 15 and 14 run wide to open up the space for 10.
- 10 takes a pass from 12 which is behind 13 and goes for the gap.
- Note that all the other players work hard to continue their runs.
Here’s the article on how to set up a killer move.