Defence - Defending the initial threat

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Heather, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Defnesive roles at the breakdown

1st man - defend channel

2nd man - defend 9

3rd man - outside shoulder of intial threat

4th man - protecting 3rd man outside shoulder

Options for attack

9 carry

pass to 1st attacker - runs direct line 2nd and 3rd defender make tackle

Pass to 2nd attacker - attack space between 3 and 4 defender

COACHING POINTS

Players to focus on the ball and not the men

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