This is a rare occasion where I won’t spend a lot of time typing, but I wanted to share an excellent analysis from former Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer on Ben Alexander’s try against the Boks at the weekend. While the speedy and clever prop (how’s that for a double contradiction to stereotype!?) might have scored the five-pointer, this was definitely a team try! Simply put, the Wallabies struck fast and determinedly at a disorganised Springbok team that’d just turned over the ball. They focused (funnelled, is a great description) their attack down a narrow channel, drawing Boks in, and then they moved it wide through the hands away from the largest concentration of defenders. That’s how you launch a counter attack!
Have a look at the Green and Gold Rugby Blog for Mr. Dwyer’s further analysis of this wonderful counter attacking team try.