Defending:










Winning 50/50s




FORCE THEM TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE

When a player comes through to you one-on-one it’s a little bit like cat and mouse. Don't make the first move force them to make the first move.

STAY BIG

You’ve got to try and stay big for as long as possible. Keep your eye on the ball and make them get close to you without having their mind made up there – so when they do get there, they’re going to stutter and that’s your chance to go for the ball.


HOLD BEFORE YOU COMMIT

If you come out too quick you’ll commit yourself and it will give them a chance to knock it round you or while you’re not settled they can slot it past you. 


NARROW THE ANGLE

Try to give him a four yard goal to aim at. Get out to them quick, stay big, force them to make a choice.







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