Rugby attack - when you get the ball you must attack and score tries. Know how you support the ball carrier and create uneven contests.
Your team must control the ball - a major part of attack.
You control the ball when you
You may also kick the ball in any direction, including forwards but doing that will probably give away control of the ball to the opposition.
Forget about kicking till you know more about how to play.
A good rule of thumb...
Until you are confident you know how to play rugby, wherever the ball goes when your team has possession think about being available to support the ball carrier
Continually think of your alignment in relation to the ball carrier and any players in between. Work hard to be avilable when needed.
If you are ahead of the ball carrier when they are ready to pass, you are unable to support them.
The ball tends to be passed along a line of players. If you are ahead of a player who may receive the ball before you must get back so you will be available if they get the ball.
Play may break down, giving the opposition the opportunity to get possession of the ball.
So, as soon as possible make sure you are available to receive a pass.
Never wait for play to catch up to you. It may not happen. Run back to a position where you can be useful.
When you do get in position, make sure you have enough room to get upto speed. If you receive the ball when you are flat footed or stationary you are much easier to tackle. Receive the ball at speed and you are difficult to stop.
Some other rules of thumb when carrying the ball in a rugby attack
The differences in things like
between the players in the two teams result in uneven contests. Players who find themselves facing each other in defence and attack have varying amounts of all these assets.
Look for these uneven contests or try and create them so you can take advantage
Put that together with all the shouting, running, falling, tackling and pushing and it`s pretty chaotic in a rugby attack.
Keep surveying the whole scene - it`s vital
You must see where everyone is NOW
Train your vision.
One player looking at a group of moving players will see all the players and keep track of them.
Another player will see all that and something else - all the gaps between the players. Which one is biggest? Which one is opening? Which is closing?
I imagine it takes a whole lot more processing power. Maybe you have the capacity and you are able to do it when your other skills are instinctive because you have practiced enough.
As you attack, your team must find or create uneven contests and take advantage of them, break through with the ball and score!
Make sure you have good skills so you run, pass and catch well and you deal well with any situation. You can find more on this in the skills section of the menu.
When your coach introduces attacking plays you will find it easy to adapt and do well.
Make yourself INvaluable in attack - make sure you can sidestep