Australia’s David Pocock was King of the breakdown at the RWC with a total of 17 turnovers in the tournament.
The breakdown is increasingly seen as an area where a game is won or lost. Turnovers are the ultimate measure of success but there is also great value in slowing down the opponent’s ball as this allows your team to regroup defensively. However the laws around the breakdown mean that it can also cost your team vital penalties if your technique is judged to be incorrect. Continue reading