* Backs move *
Miss 12 (M1) double loop
By Dan Cottrell
- The opposition half, but not too close to the try line because valuable ground could be lost if the move goes slightly wrong.
Why it works
- The first "miss pass" pulls out the defenders.
- The "loop" by 12 further pulls another defender to mark him as the extra man.
- 10 creates an extra player, with 13 passing into the space between him and the looping 12.
- In effect, this move creates two extra players for the defence to cover.
Good if you have
- A quick 10.
- Already taken the ball up with 13, especially from a "miss pass".
- Already used a "loop pass" from 13 to 12.
- Identified a weak defender in the 13 channel.
What players should do
- 10 passes to 13 and then follows 12 behind 13 to take a "pop pass" on the outside of 13's shoulder.
- 12 runs forwards briefly before "looping" behind 13, but running a wider "arc" to allow space for 10 to come in between 13's "outside shoulder" and 12's "inside shoulder".
- 13 runs forward to receive the pass from 10, then delays a "loop pass" until 10 has run behind and around his "outside shoulder".
- 13 runs away with the pass making it difficult for 10 to make it around in time.
- 13 runs too quickly towards the defence, again making the pass more difficult.
- 13 passes without knowing 10 has made it around. There needs to be good communication to indicate 10's imminent arrival.
- 13 running towards the opposition 12 initially, before straightening up.
- 13 performing a "dummy wide pass" before passing to 10.
- 13 going themselves if their defender moves on to 10, so needs to have some momentum when reaching the "tackle line".