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To prevent the opposition team from scoring from second phase possession. To regain possession.


  1. Commit as few defenders as necessary to breakdown.
  2. One defender (halfback) stays behind ruck in pocket.
  3. Other defenders position behind last player's feet.
  4. Defenders position themselves opposite, on inside shoulder of attacking opponents.
  5. Defenders advance, maintaining a straight line.


  1. Lack of communication.
  2. Lack of commitment to the tackle.

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