When counter attacking it’s critical for teams to keep their ‘foot on the throat‘ of the opposition if they’re to have any chance of extracting a result from the movement.
At the very minimum, net gain at the end of the play or turnover of possession must be achieved.
The clip below highlights the following:
* Grubber kicks behind a flat defence appear ‘defensive’ if no support is there to collect, turning over possession.We also give the opposition player ‘sweeping up’ time and space to make a decision.
* Clearing straight into touch is often the easy way out.
* An adaptable kicking style will allow you to, even under duress, return the ball with interest down the tramlines.
In particular observe the following:
* The final ‘up and under kick’ from the team that was originally attacking. (Ouch)
* The final ‘resting place of the ball’. Penalty.
By Stuart Lierich