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Re: Team v Quins 06/10/2017
Posted by: Bradwall Boy
Date: 07/10/2017 19:57
Good tacklers can be stepped by good elusive players but that is when the defensive system should operate.
I don't disagree with....but, defensive systems don't operate well unless the side with the ball "play the game" and look for the safety of recycling (and usually done rather too slowly). The ball is retained, but the chance of really breaking through is lost (at least for another umpteen phases). There does seem to have been far more breakouts this season with defences thrown into disarray.

There have been several tries this season where the defensive winger has been lobbed by a pass or a kick. Possibly many players are looking for the glory of the interception and the breakaway try. I recall being told years ago (and I do mean years ago), when playing on th wing, to always be wide so as not to let the opposition player outflank you. Cover could get to the attacker if he was forced back inside but usually could not if you were outflanked.

Absolutely right. Basic stuff.

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