Fun, educational rugby game. Learn about how you beat the opposition with a sidestep. Know what to buy, which clips to look for.
Know how to spot a sidestep. Learn how they are a great advantage.
New to sidesteps?
- to help you spot a sidestep and understand the advantage you possess when you have one.
- to point out ones you may or may not have seen so you can re-live those exciting moments, re-kindle the spirit.
What`s all the fuss about sidesteps?
- you must have arrived here by accident, stick around anyway, you just might enjoy yourself.
Another aim is for you to say to yourself "I want to sidestep!"
As you do that, imagine some time from now when you may remember this and say "I sidestep like that!"
I know where to find loads and loads of good rugby game video footage with sidesteps.
Problem - including the footage would infringe copyright.
So, to play the game you have to get the rugby video
"101 Best Tries" with Cliff Morgan.
Just get it anyway! it`s a real slice of rugby history.
Another option is to look for the clips on rugby sites or video sites.
How you play depends on how much you want to learn.
At some stage compare your thoughts and notes with the notes below on individual sidestep situations.
Watch in slow motion. Compare your notes with those below.
See what`s happening? Is it a sidestep?
Find each sidestep mentioned below and watch them - frequently.
Imagine you sidestep like they do.
There are many, many examples of great evasive play on the tape.
I`ve chosen the most outstanding for this rugby game and those most easily (for me anyway!) defined as being sidesteps.
You`ll see more - that`s part of the magic of sidesteps!
If you love rugby you will really enjoy watching the rugby skills and maybe even follow in the footsteps of these famous rugby players.
Remember, these links give information on how to spot the sidesteps and
enjoy the play...
...if you want to see them buy the tape or find a clip.
Classic England back-line play finished off by a Duckham sidestep
David Duckham - England Rugby 1969 v Scotland
Barry John backing up weaves his magic
Barry John - Wales rugby 1969 v England
Phil Bennett sidestep counter-attack leads to John Bevan try
John Bevan - Wales rugby 1973 v England
Fantastic team try follows brilliant sidesteps by Phil Bennett
Gareth Edwards - Barbarians rugby 1973 v All Blacks
JPR Williams sidestep and try finishes off some great rugby play
JPR Williams - Barbarian rugby 1973 v All Blacks
Mike Gibson masterpiece
Mike Gibson - Wales v Ireland rugby 1973
Some Gerald Davies magic leads to Terry Cobner try
Terry Cobner - Wales rugby 1974 v Scotland
Brilliant pick up and sidestep by Jean-Pierre Romeu, nice flick pass
Jean-Pierre Romeu - France rugby 1974 v England
George Gauweloose sidesteps JPR Williams, no mean feat!
George Gauweloose - Wales v Argentina rugby 1976
Jinking run by Daniel Beccar Varela
G. Beccar Varela - Wales v Argentine rugby 1976
Phil Bennett breaks open Ireland when he switches play and sidesteps
Gerald Davies - Wales rugby 1977 v Ireland
Gerald starts it with a jink, Phil ends it with a sidestep
Phil Bennett - Scotland v Welsh rugby 1977
Sidestep by JPR WIlliams sparks a try by Quinnell
Derek Quinnell - Rugby Wales 1978 v Scotland
Dummy or a sidestep? Bit of both by Phil Bennett
Phil Bennett - Welsh rugby 1978 v France
Sidestepping through the defense for a solo try
Peter Squires - England rugby 1978 v Argentina
Sidestep by Andy Irvine sparks a try by Andy Ervine!
Andy Ervine - Scotland rugby 1979 v Wales
Sidestep and chip by JPR creates a try
Elgan Rees - Scotland v Wales rugby 1979
The examples show how a rugby game changes in an instant when
sidesteps create an advantage, however small.