[Tackle] Position at tap FK/penalty

smeagol


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When a side is awarded a PK/FK and are going to tap, assuming it's not a quick tap and you have time to get into position, what is the best position to take relative to the attacking side?

If I see pods forming, I usually try to set up 1-2m directly behind the player taking the tap so as to be close to where the next tackle is likely to be without blocking a passing lane. I'm not 100% sure this is the best, so I'm putting it out there for feedback/criticism.
 

Jarrod Burton


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I'll try to set up on the A line if I can, between the first and second receiver but ready to move inwards if the pod appears and drop in behind them. I think it (like all positioning) its a bit of feel and field position and experience.
 

Dickie E


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Or do like me when knackered ... on the D line!
 

Ciaran Trainor


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I tend to be slightly forward of the mark on the other side from the likely first pod .
 
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