- Develop an in-field pass to support if there is insufficient space on the outside.
- If opposing players are likely to catch a ball passed in-field, use contact skills, e.g. ‘hit and spin’ to move in-field towards supporting players. The ball can then be transferred with greater certainty.
- When entering a back line as an extra player, insist on a pass that is easily caught giving vision of the opposing players.
- At top pace, use the kick ahead and recovery as an attacking ploy.
- Stand deep enough for the ball to be received running at close to top pace while retaining maximum vision to assess the options available.
- Develop a range of individual attacking ploys that can be performed at pace and with stability.
- Determine the most suitable ploys taking into consideration physical attributes and develop these ploys to a high degree of efficiency.
- Use supporting players to continue the attack. The more they are used, the more unlikely they will make the effort to be available in support.
- To be an attacking threat, exploit every opportunity and continually look for work. By being an attacking threat, the opposition wing will be held in a defensive position and be unable to enter play elsewhere.
- More than any other position, the wings must make the game happen for themselves by seeking involvement.
- Once forward momentum has been initiated on attack, use support to keep the movement going. Avoid the touchlines.
- Know the patterns and keep to them because once the ball reaches the attacking wing and the attack is well advanced, the pattern must operate automatically and instinctively.
- Cover from the blind-side with a specific role in mind, e.g. if the full back has had to move forward to tackle, position to catch a kick. Mentally play as the full back.