Rugby Wales 1978 against Scotland and a JPR Williams sidestep starts the move leading to Derek Quinnell`s try. See how you create momentum.
Wales in red shirts are playing right to left.
This is a good example of kicking away possession and it coming back to haunt you.
Kicking in rugby is a very useful skill. When used wisely you can put pressure on the opposition or use it to get out of real trouble.
You can also use the many different types of kick to gain advantage.
But you must remember, you need possession of the ball to score. Keep it and you are more likely to be the next team to score.
Usually you only want to kick as a last resort - you no longer have possession!
JPR Williams is at full-back for Wales, his usual position
He gathers the ball between the Scottish 22 and 10 metre line.
He sets off running
and immediately sidesteps right,
beats the Scottish #8 and
sucks in three tacklers.
Good Sidestep! - he looks dangerous! By making ground quickly and cleverly, Williams has given Wales momentum.
In the ensuing play Wales work the ball up the touch-line
and Quinnell bullocks his way forward,
then he`s over to score!
You make things happen when you have a sidestep and you attack.
The video tape "101 Best Tries - with Cliff Morgan" - my VCR says it`s around the 46:17 mark (it may vary).
It has the heading "Derek Quinnell - 1978 Wales v Scotland".What a shame Quinnell didn`t have a sidestep!