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    So, first 7's comp for me tomorrow night (Colts, could yet prove to be a mistake!) and am broadly happy with the law changes, expectation about the pace the game is played at etc, however any guidance on positioning at the breakdown - I'm thinking more gain line (assuming I get there!) rather than chariot as the breakdown should be clearer and quicker with less bodies, and gives me a head start going forward - any pointers?

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    I stand in the defensive line, rugby league and touch rugby style.

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    Assume back to the defence facing the attackers?

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    Touch rugby style for sure. Run just behind the defensive line, attackers coming towards you. Be prepared to sprint a lot whenever there's a line break or a turnover!

    And remember, fines if you're not at least into the 22 when they score
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    I always found stood with my left arm resting on the bar and my right hand tightly gripping a pint pot was by far the best position to take. I find I can everything from there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    I always found stood with my left arm resting on the bar and my right hand tightly gripping a pint pot was by far the best position to take. I find I can everything from there!
    That’s plan B!

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    A line positioning like in 15s, ball line running if you can. Don't go inside the 15m lines though.

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