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More ruck options to break defense

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ben Ryan believes they should have created more ruck options in a bid to break the England defensive ploy rather than the full all out open play rugby at Hong Kong.

Ryan said the prefect game for Fiji is not committing to the rucks and by keeping the ball alive.

"We have about four or five rucks in a game which is considerably low," he said.

"Most teams would be around the eight, nine and ten count. We do not want to be like that but we want to make sure that when we have a ruck, we get the ball back.

"In Hong Kong it was the best performance that England has had all year. We would have played New Zealand differently in the final.

"You always change your tactics.

"Looking at the England game we should have taken a couple of rucks and should have been a bit more direct.

"We needed to take more rucks and breakdowns so we could start the line break. The boys will have to learn that very quickly.

"We cannot make the same mistake when we play England again.

"The kick-offs strategy is evolving for us as we get more game time."








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