An overlooked skill for loose forwards, in particular, is the creation of a relationship with your halves (scrumhalf and flyhalf). An understanding between this group of players will allow the loose forwards to leave each breakdown knowing where the point of contact will be. This communication can happen using a call for different zones of the rugby field. Or if the forwards are really on the ball, they can learn the backline moves and know specifically which ball carrier is expected to take contact.

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