The closer you look, the more you see

The Rugby News Service analysts give fans the chance to revisit their education in the sport.

TOKYO, 29 Oct - Rugby World Cup 2019 comes to its climax on Saturday with the monumental clash between England and South Africa to see who takes home the Webb Ellis Cup as world champions. 

It has been a tournament of thrills and spills, emotion and passion, feats of daring and tactical innovation. Rugby has again showcased its unique place in world sport.

This World Cup in particular has attracted hordes of new fans - not just in the host nation but all over the planet - who have been seduced by the physical spectacle rugby offers.

Along the way the Rugby News Service on rugbyworldcup.com has endeavoured to educate those new fans in the fundamentals of the game they play in heaven: the movement of ball, player, defence and attack; the mysteries of set piece; the precision and importance of kicking in the game; and many more.

With the most important week of rugby in four years upon us, the RNS offers fans the chance to continue their education in the game, or brush up on what they have learned in these six sensational weeks, with links to all of the RNS articles on Rugby Fundamentals. Enjoy.   

 

DRIFT OR BLITZ: WHAT REALLY IS THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE?

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/463599

THROUGH OR AROUND? THE ART OF GETTING OVER THE GAIN LINE

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/460837

WHY BROKEN DEFENCES ARE THE ATTACKING TEAM'S DREAM

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/460853

STEALING THE BALL: THREE WAYS TO FORCE THE TURNOVER

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/464334

ATTACKING STRUCTURE: HOW PODS GAIN THE HARD YARDS

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/483679

CANNY INVESTMENT IN LINEOUT CAN YIELD HIGH RETURNS

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/484833

A WELL-AIMED KICK: HOW TO WIN TERRITORY OR KEEP POSSESSION

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/493316

SOLID DEFENCE DEMANDS TEAMS HAVE FLUID LINES

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/493342

MASTERING THE RESTART: TAKING THE INITIATIVE AT THE THIRD SET PIECE

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/504902

MOVES THAT STRIKE FEAR INTO THE OPPOSITION

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/505490

RELEASING PRESSURE: THE ART OF THE EXIT STRATEGY

https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/513470

 

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