No. 8

Positional Requirements – No.8

1. Is able to win line-out ball
2. Is able to support jumper in the lineout
3. Competent checklist (“Tower of Power”)
4. Is able to carry ball from the base of the scrum and break the gainline
5. Is able to make decisions at the base of the scrum
6. Has effective individual tackling technique (1 v 1)
7. Has effective team defence technique
8. Has physical presence at the contact area
9. Delivers quick ball in contact
10. Is comfortable with ball in hand, i.e. can catch and pass with either hand
11. Is a creative strike runner i.e. (a) creative, (b) strike, (c) power
12. Is able to make on-field decisions to change the game
13. Is mentally tough, i.e. competes and trains at 95-100% of ability at all times
14. Has County-standard fitness levels
15. Has a ruthless edge in the pursuit of winning

Positional Skills:
| Athletic Ability / Work rate | Defence | Handling, Offloading and Link-Play skills | Contact Skills (ruck /maul) | Leg drive in contact | Tactical Awareness | Leadership |