Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
Lioneouts are a bit of a sad passion for me, coaching in the youth/junior game.

http://rugby-coaching-blog.com/2011/...g-its-a-crime/

sums it up for me really.

didds
Wait a minute, that thrower had his toe on the line! Peeeep!

Seriously, I agree with the sentiments in the blog. Not only is it an opportunity to win possession on their throw it's imperative to not only win your ball but to create a good attacking base from the first phase from the lineout. And that's where short number lineouts are very useful. Never look for a numbers FK. If the ops have too many in the LO then they have too few elsewhere and play to that advantage.

If the ops are a skilled LO team and winning their ball then our focus shifts to defending after they secure the ball to deny them the results they want on their first phase.

Lineouts? Not just a restart!