Category Archives: Defence

Who’s in charge here?

Who dictates the play? Offence or defence? Obviously when you’re on offence, you’re in charge of what happens. You’re free to run anywhere on the pitch, and your defender is forced to react to where you go and to the … Continue reading

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Hucking – the defender’s blind spot

We’ve all been there, chasing down a huck, realising halfway there that our opponent has a far better read on it than we do – even though he started only a couple of feet away from us. If you think … Continue reading

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Left and Right?

You’re on the sideline, trying to talk to the marker and give them useful information about what to do. What’s the best terminology to use? As a quick aside, if your team doesn’t give some sideline assistance to the marker, … Continue reading

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