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Back line defence

Back line players should:
  • understand the tackle line, gain line and their implications in defence
  • possess scanning skills to identify the attacking set up
  • communicate effectively with team mates
  • set and maintain the integrity of defensive system according to attacking set-up
  • go forward in defence to deny attackers time and space
  • possess sound individual tackle technique and the ability to defend space
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