Common errors in Sevens
The most frequent errors occurring in Sevens are:
- Aligning with insufficient depth so players have to slow down and reach back to receive a pass.
- Supporting across the field rather than providing linear support from directly behind the ball carrier.
- Ill-discipline under pressure that results in the loss of a pattern in attack and defence.
- Poor preparation so that there is not a pattern for the most frequent eventualities. These may be attacking or defensive.
- Bunching on attack to assist the ball carrier only to concede the ball and be beaten on the flanks.
- Going alone and becoming isolated.
- Committing too many players to win ruck or maul ball. It is better to commit 1 or 2 players and if the ball is won there are numbers to attack and if not numbers to defend.