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Taking the ball into contact

Several of my players are taking the ball a yard too far into contact and losing possession as a result.Do you have any suggestions or drills that would help to address this? Dave Knights. Hong Kong

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Law 12 - the forward pass or throw forward

The law says that a forward pass is one "thrown forward" "in the direction of the opponents' goal line" Does that mean that, if the ball is passed and the receiver catches it NEARER to the opponents goal line than from where the ball was passed that the pass was forward? (Leaving to one side any other touches of the ball that might have taken place.) Maybe an example is better. Player 1 passes the ball sideways - releasing it on the 22 metre line. Player 2 (with no other player having touched the ball), running from well behind the 22 metre line, catches the ball when it has travelled sideways but the ball is now 20 metres from the opponents goal line (2 metres further forward from the place that the ball was passed). Is that a forward pass or throw forward? And if not, why not?

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How to bring eagerness in the team?

My team is missing eagerness to fight for the ball or pick it up. What trainingsessions could help?They keep watching how someone else picks up the ball.

Niels Spelbos Coach, Netherlands

What position should I play

Hello to anyone reading this.I used to play as a tight head prop in high school but I've lost a significant amount of weight (currently 70 kilos) and I am only 170cm tall. I am currently 20 years old. I would really appreciate if anyone has any advice. Thanks

Nicholas Lutz Coach, South Africa
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