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Can you explaim the principle of pendulum defence

Hey Simon, I am not familiar with the term "pendulum defence", over here in NZ we speak about the following defence patterns: - one on one defence (similar to a rush defence) and - one out defence (similar to a drfting or sliding defence). All very basic really. May I ask where you've heard the term "pendulum"? Good luck with your search. Sorry I have not been too helpful on this one. O.Gee

'Pendulum defence' was the term used by the 2003 England team, wherein (simply stated) the open wing stays wide on the attacking wing, the full back runs sideways behind the defence line to a)catch any chip kick, and b) be in position to tackle any line breakers. The blind wing came into the centre of the field from his position, and covered the area vacated by the drifting stand off and inside centre. If the ball was recycled, and the direction of attack reversed, the (former) blind wing returned quickly to the end of the defence line for tackling duty as needed, the full back did the same job as before on the other side of the pitch, and the (former) open wing took up the blind wing's job. If you draw this on a piece of paper, yo can see how the name 'pendulum' came about.

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