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Fix a defender to score tries by David Clarke
July 20, 2009, 9:00 am
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Skills | Tags: , ,

Lots of things could be picked out from the first Tri Nations match of 2009 between the All Blacks and Australia.

However, there was one thing that struck me about the first try, scored by the Wallabies.

Berrick Barnes, the eventual scorer, was allowed the space to break the line because the previous player had “fixed” the defender. He stepped in with the pass, drew two defenders, and released Barnes through the gap. And the player in question was a hooker!

It is not seen enough in the game, even at the top level where a number of the Lions players were guilty of drifting with the pass, and eating up the space for others.

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