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Some Recent Games

By | August 9, 2015

ALL BLACKS VS MANU SAMOA In any game there are standard plays that a team performs so that all team members act in a coordinated way so that there is little hesitation when support for the ball carrier is needed or, in defence, support for the tackler. In this game, with the potential for temperature […]

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By | July 20, 2015

Too much east – west and not enough north – south. Don’t “shovel” it on. Attack – Pass, Run and Support Given the possession that the All Blacks were able to secure and its retention for long periods of time the points scoring ability of their attack has to be questioned. If the defence was […]

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The Super 15 Final and the All Blacks VS Manu Samoa

By | July 15, 2015

 SUPER 15 FINAL: THE HURRICANES VS THE HIGHLANDERS Let’s start with a broad generalization and say that the Hurricanes thought that more of the same was all they needed to win the game. Highlanders’ Pattern of Play The Highlanders at one stage in the season seemed to be going down the same road. The turning […]

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