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Lolling the ball back

Postby Spiffsson » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:12 am

One silly play in rugby is increasingly getting my goat. When a defender (Usually a FB or wing) fields a long ball with acres of space in front of him, he starts to run the ball back at something close to walking pace, dancing around,looking all about him, as thought he has a brilliant move up his sleeve and will explode into it when he is close to the chasers, whom he seems to be inviting to come and get him. This never works, all that happens is that the chasers just scrag the lollygagging defender well beyond the gain line. Zebo has become one of the worst for this daft behaviour. At times on Friday, after collecting the high ball, he looked like he was off for a walk in the park, stopping to smell the roses. The essence of counter attack is speed. Balls should be run back hard, straight and with maximum pace, and support players should be lining up behing the run out man as he progresses forquick passing of the ball
Spedding is not the best FB in the 6n, but I have noticed, when he fields a high ball, he is straight into top speed attacking mode right off the mark with no useless dawdle of a leadup, that can only lose ground. He goes hell for leather staright for the goal line. Mike Brown is something similar though he then wastes all the advantage by not passing.
I wish Joe would have a word on this (and several other habits.)One of the softest and stupidist ways of losing ground in the game.
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Postby Big Smoke Culchie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:17 am

Spiffsson wrote: Zebo has become one of the worst for this daft behaviour.


Zebo is too fat to run properly anymore
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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:41 am

I do get wet when i see Bobbo put the ball under one arm and pump his arms with high knees into the nearest defender

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:57 am

Russ wrote:I do get wet when i see Bobbo put the ball under one arm and pump his arms with high knees into the nearest defender

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Sidesteps away from the space into at least two forwards. Classic Kearney.
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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 am

Dave wrote:
Russ wrote:I do get wet when i see Bobbo put the ball under one arm and pump his arms with high knees into the nearest defender

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Sidesteps away from the space into at least two forwards. Classic Kearney.

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:02 am

Russ wrote:
Dave wrote:
Russ wrote:I do get wet when i see Bobbo put the ball under one arm and pump his arms with high knees into the nearest defender

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Sidesteps away from the space into at least two forwards. Classic Kearney.

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am

Pulls off a textbook garryowen catch. Maintains pout and perfect eyebrows. Looks awesome on the big screen.

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:07 am

Dave wrote:Pulls off a textbook garryowen catch. Maintains pout and perfect eyebrows. Looks awesome on the big screen.

#classickearney

Big winger running at Kearney.
2 options

1. Run away
2. Flop and miss

Kearney in a rare moment of decisiveness goes for both at the same time

#classickearney

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:09 am

Russ wrote:
Dave wrote:Pulls off a textbook garryowen catch. Maintains pout and perfect eyebrows. Looks awesome on the big screen.

#classickearney

Big winger running at Kearney.
2 options

1. Run away
2. Flop and miss

Kearney in a rare moment of decisiveness goes for both at the same time

#classickearney

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Protect the eyes, nose, lips, teeth and most of all the cheek bones.

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 am

Living off the back of telling Munster lads he felt they played more for the red shirt than the green

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:17 am

Postmatch recovery: sunbed, post positive social media reaction via fake accounts, selfie, unibrow wax...

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 pm

Quick protein shake and a walk through sunny Dublin 4 with his brother

Selfie time

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:34 pm

Pretends to a complete stranger he is a vegan, googles the number of calories in green tea, tries to get #superrob trending on Twitter...

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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Rooster » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:44 pm

Dave wrote:Pulls off a textbook garryowen catch. Maintains pout and perfect eyebrows. Looks awesome on the big screen.

#classickearney

Then lines up the most immobile opposition player runs straight at him and at the last minute, runs straight into him #classickearney
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Re: Lolling the ball back

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Chases a kick off and gets nowhere near it. Now there is no fullback and Ireland have conceded 70m

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