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The short kick-off (receiving)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,743 /120
    When was the last time we came up trumps on one of these.

    I am surprised teams don't just give this a go every time, it seems nearly everytime and at crucial moments we fail to defuse these.

    in 3000 words or less, discuss, including diagrams and extra credit for video representation of your argument
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,033 /368
    I was worried - as I was when the Wild Child was called upon to take a bomb in goal :s

    Both are now happy events :)

    This game just shows the skill level at Manly, and more importantly the mental focus was maintained inspite of some provocation from the Refs/mainly Souths Crowd and the oppressive 27C degree 94% humidity match conditions :angel:

    The 9 days rest will do wonders for Manly - they would all be mighty sore this morning.
  3. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +4,867 /73
    Its all about attention to detail. If there is a short kick off and we are either receiving or delivering, we need our 2 tallest players on either side of the kick off so that we have a chance to get the ball. Our players at times are too hesistant under the high ball.
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,743 /120
    fair point, but that can be reversed on you very easily, throw your troops one way, they shift the other. That's part of the puzzle, it's just always caught us out and I am surprised teams haven't recognised this yet
  5. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +443 /9
    We must have the worst record with defending opposition short kick offs. No charts or further analysis required. Need to be focused and prepared.

    Memo to 2V: pleas add to training regime.
  6. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +894 /25
    It seems that you can play many games and not see a short kick off. Normally teams pass it to a front rower to cart up but maybe stack more in the middle of the half as a precaution?
  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +3,437 /32
    I don't know why teams don't employ it more often. It really can be a great attacking weapon off a kick off.
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,610 /80
    Don't need diagrams or video. Opposition kicks ball.....we catch it. Play on. I don't know how hard it can possibly be.

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