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Back line attack

Back line players should:
  • understand the tackle line, gain line and their implications in attack
  • possess scanning skills to identify the defensive set-up
  • communicate effectively with team mates
  • set the width of attack to maximise attacking space
  • set and retain alignment relative to attacking intentions, e.g. attack out wide – deep alignment; attack closer in – flatter alignment
  • be able to move and exploit the opposition through effective:
  • running
  • handling
  • support
  • be able to penetrate gaps and finishing try scoring opportunities
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