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BedfordshireBoy

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Luke Wallace
« on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 20:41* »
He certainly put a marker down today, terrific performance.

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 21:02* »
Yes he put in a good shift today. Busy on and off the ball, good over the ball couple of useful runs too. Perhaps a little cynical, but playing for a new contract?

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 21:03* »
Ive always rated Wallace. Gives 100% when he plays.

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 21:10* »
He was used to his strengths today and put in a good performance.

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 21:12* »
Yes he put in a good shift today. Busy on and off the ball, good over the ball couple of useful runs too. Perhaps a little cynical, but playing for a new contract?

I would imagine that most of the squad are playing for a new contract, exactly as it should be.

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 21:22* »
Never could understand the Wallace is useless comments. As for the criticism of him being on the wing from time to time, itís a tactic that all teams use. Iíve seen many games where a forward is out on the wing. Sometimes it works ,sometimes it doesnít.
There must be someone on here who knows about rugby tactics that can tell us why you would have a forward on the wing sometimes.

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 22:06* »
Played well. Excellent over the ball. Is the great Luke we know back?

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 22:41* »
Sorry must have missed his great he was ??

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12-Jan-2019, 23:54* »
He was awful
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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13-Jan-2019, 02:22* »
Forwards lingering on the wing is normally a product of the ď2/4/2Ē system. Essentialtly, this involves 2 forwards remaining in the left 15 meter channel, 4 in the centre channel and 2 in the right 15 meter channel. The aim of this system is to force the opposition defence to fill the entire field, from touchline to touchline. If a defence decides to fill the field, and mark the likes of Wallace out wide, the hope is that there will be gaps in the centre of the field to punch through. If the defence close those gaps, the hope is that there will be an overlap for the likes of Wallace to utilise.

The All Blacks run this system very effectively, which is why you will frequently see their hookers and backrows remaining in the wide channels.



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raedarius

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13-Jan-2019, 09:02* »
We have used this approach for a long time.  I first noticed Robson doing it.  Also Brooker and Buchanan, so there is some of what you describe in it.  However, where I have seen it, it's a modified version of what you describe in which the player is alone and far away, typically unmarked, as if being hidden from the opposition ready for a surprise attack.

The frustration with Wallace on the wing, as opposed to the mild comedy of Robson on the wing, was that we were a team susceptible to turnover and first phase defensive errors leading to tries.  Why place your breakdown specialist so far from the action when you have such a weakness?

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Re: Luke Wallace
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13-Jan-2019, 11:07* »
He can speed bump the winger.

 

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