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Friday, July 06, 2007

The Wall try

A fantastic set piece 'Wall' try, as seen in days gone by, scored here by the Sale Sharks vs Ospreys in the Heineken Cup.

Argentinian Fernandez Lobbe finishes it off, but the deception and trickery is set up by the halfback and the forwards. Clearly a training ground move that worked.

The question is, why isn't it seen more in rugby? One answer could be that it's illegal to shelter or hide the ball from the opposition like that. I'll have to get my rule book out and check, but a great try nevertheless.



  • That is so Old School!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 11:34 am  

  • Class, also highlights nicely what a complete cretin cockbain is.

    By Anonymous Dan, at July 06, 2007 12:14 pm  

  • haha im 16 we did that for club rugby cept ours had a chip in it ..we scored as well lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 12:16 pm  

  • Well you could say that they were setting up for a drive but decided to pass the ball out in the last minute.

    By Blogger Peter, at July 06, 2007 12:40 pm  

  • pretty poor defense only having one man running at the wall

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 3:00 pm  

  • Poor defense, excellent set-piece, nothing illegal.

    By Blogger Thor, at July 06, 2007 5:54 pm  

  • Well its perfectly legal my u16 team has used it loads of times during the last season what puts teams off is that once you know how to counter it ul end up getting a lot of shoulder in the back ! And on top of that you have to go through it several times to make sure you dont accidentaly offside etc

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 9:03 pm  

  • dan, don't understand why you singled Cockbain out; this was simply a very poor piece of defence by the Ospreys. It was a basic tap penalty move & the runner should have been spotted & smashed behind the gain line.

    By Anonymous dai, at July 07, 2007 8:35 pm  

  • genius

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2007 12:08 pm  

  • nice but illegal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2007 1:04 pm  

  • Nothing illegal there whatsoever, you may not run in front of a potential tackler, thus impeding him from making the tackle, however there is nothing illegal about sheilding the ball from the opposition, otherwise the rolling maul would be illegal.

    nice to see a bit of creativity, isn't it?

    By Anonymous MVRFC, at July 09, 2007 2:35 pm  

  • so wat about when a player goes into the tackle to set up a maul and turns his back? isn't that pretty much just the same?

    By Anonymous H, at July 11, 2007 3:20 pm  

  • This move was originally created by a team in wales called Newbridge RFC, in the days of welsh fly half Paul Turner

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 14, 2007 12:43 am  

  • We used to practice moves like that at under age level, nothing illegal about it. Shame you do often see it at high level.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 15, 2007 6:59 pm  

  • That was a perfectly run wall. When done well, it is very nice play. We ran into a club trying to use it last Fall. Unfortunately for them, the best way to defense it is to pick out a couple guys in the wall and hit them as hard as you can in the back. After we did it a couple times they stopped running the wall or maybe their forwards refused to stand there with their backs turned to us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 16, 2007 5:36 pm  

  • Awesome!!!! can't see anything illegal there, no one is blocking or anything no crossing etc!!!

    By Anonymous No.7, at August 01, 2007 5:09 pm  

  • the way to defend that is to tackle all the guys from the wall, although you dont know if they have the wall, then the ref will probably see its illegal to hide the ball when not in a maul

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 11, 2007 3:51 pm  

  • we had a team try to do this against us a couple of times and we either smashed the backs of the players in the wall or even better and wot stopped them doing it was to put hard tackle on the knees of the outside of the wall that stopped them, although if done well against a bad defence it is nice to see

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 07, 2007 2:10 pm  

  • in holland is a club (diok) they do that all the time

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 28, 2007 10:29 pm  

  • MRC

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 23, 2008 6:53 pm  

  • you need a fair bit of time spent on the training pitch to pull that off
    the only wat you can stop a try is either if you have eagle eyes or if your defence is up unbelievably quick

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 30, 2008 9:27 pm  

  • i coach a youth team and it works incredibly well against younger kids who aren't as discipined in defence...
    just give it to one of the fatties on the crash and no-one wil go near him!!!!!

    By Anonymous the mighty stef, at May 01, 2008 1:02 pm  

  • as long as the flat line defence stayed flat on that play nothing would have come from it. but because the line broke down a hole was created thus allowing Lobbe to trot in for 5 points. That is a sick play though, creates enough confusion for a hole to be created as the defence does not know where their defence marks are for a second might have to show this to my team during a training session

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 02, 2008 6:52 am  

  • hahaha that was awesome we need to see more of these awwww hahahaha classic

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 18, 2008 10:25 pm  

  • my high school club has that play but we have 3 or 4 different variations to it and its quite easy to defend...all you have to do is pick a guy and stay with him there is always a guy running on to the ball from left right and middle...ive been on the reciving end of those blind tackles they dont feel to good

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 27, 2008 7:27 pm  

  • We used that in our club and i got a try!

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