Rugby: 2 vs 1 - with running support

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DESCRIPTION

The lead attacker runs straight at the defender, attacking either the space on the left or the right before taking the tackle and off loading to the support player who is running down the opposite channel.

So if the attacker goes left, the support player should go right!

COACHING POINTS

Lead attacker engages defender by running straight at him and making eye contact.

Change running speed from 90% to 100% to attack space to left or right of defender ensuring footwork remains short. At this point ball can be transferred to one hand if comfortable and the free hand used to fend / hold ball away from tackler.

Ensure footwork movement is sufficient to stretch the defender.

Attacking player should turn back towards the tackle and look for the support back inside.

Make eye contact with support player and lift pass into space with little weight, just enough to raise ball to head height the ball can have lateral OR vertical trajectory.

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