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Forward drive

Using your forwards is the best way to create gaps in your opponents defense. Use them to run at your opponents defenders forcing them to tackle and go to ground. Your players will get up at the end of your turn, your opponents will only get up at the end of his and that effectively means that he will have fewer players to use in his turn!

The Forwards also have the added advantage of being able to ruck. Rucks are a great way to secure the ball, suck in the defense and set up an off-side line... 3 great ways to ensure your team can keep going forward.

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Targeting key players

As in rugby, there are certain key players in Crash Tackle too. These are the players that have the ability to turn a game in a matter of seconds. By keeping opposition players like the scrum-half or fullback grounded, or injured, as often as possible, you limit their potential to make any impact on the game.

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Cover Defence

In rugby union the key to a good defense is a good cover defence. By holding a few players slightly back off the attacking line you give your a defense a fair chance to cover any of those unforseen breaks through your line. These players have a little more time to react as they are already postioned back and can in most circumstances make the ground to tackle the breaking player.

The introduction of the new Cover Defense rules for Crash Tackle make the creation of a water tight defense that much easier!

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Tackle Zones

The key to minimizing gaps in your defence is to create as many tackle zones as possible. The more tackle zones you have on the field the less likely your opponent is of making breaks through your defence.

Try to spread your defenders effectively and try to limit the amount of overlapping Tackle Zones. Doing this will give you a good defensive barrier against any attack.

EXAMPLE: The Italian team has spread their defense across the field and made very effective use of their tackle zones with no gaps!

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