WATCH: Offloading masterclass creates try
If anyone wanted to know why offloading is so crucial to rugby, look no further that the Parramatta Eel’s opening try against the Brisbane Broncos on Thursday.
As solid as any side’s defence is, and regardless of how many numbers they have in their defensive line, an offload is the most reliable way to break down a defence. It is risky sometimes, but it is no surprise that a side with a high number of successful offloads is likely to win.
This was shown in the NRL, as the Eels produced a string of offloads in Maika Sivo’s try that left the Broncos’ defence in tatters. Take a look:
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In this case, the better option may have actually been to go through the hands rather than taking contact, as the Eels looked like they had an overlap. But they made amends after going direct with a string of offloads, ended with a basketball pass to Sivo.