- Mar 16, 2015
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I think this is okay at times, and entirely depends on the service, and should be quite varied. For example if you're passing to a forward at pace, keeping the fringe defenders eyes on you for that extra split second can be hugely beneficialYoungs does this irritating step which at a 0.5s delay, is everything for the opponent in terms of setting their defence.
The best I ever saw him play was RWC 2019 when he seemed to have eradicated that step habit.
Borthwick seems intent on quick ball so I’m hoping the message is very clear to Ben.
But obviously when looking for that width then this is a big drawback, so it's more about varying the half step/no step approaches