PLAYERS, COACHES & REFEREES::
(Show a picture of the field and where the players are located on the field.)
Each team consists of 17 players; 13 on the field and 4 on the bench.
The numbers of the back of their jerseys reflect the position they play.
There are 2 types of categories for players; forwards and backs.
1. Fullback – they stand the furtherest back in the line in defence. They are the last line of defence and will tackle opposition players that make it past the other players and will pick by the ball that makes it past their team mates. In attack they are part of every play and often find open spaces to run into on the field. They are expected to be really fast runners. Some of the best players that have played in this position are: Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Clive Churchill.
2. Wing – plays on the left hand side of the field, the average wing player fast. Some examples of the best wing players in the history of the game are:
3. Centre – plays on the right hand side of the field. Does a lot of running and passing of the ball. Needs to be quick on their feet and draw in the attack of the opposition to create space for their teams wingers.
4. Centre – plays on the left hand side of the field. Does a lot of running and passing of the ball. Needs to be quick on their feet and draw in the attack of the opposition to create space for their teams wingers.
7. Half back
12. Second – Row
14. Bench – an interchange player that starts the game off the field. They are ideally able to play multiple positions on the field.
Forwards 8-13 : selected for their size and strength.
Coach – sits in the coaches box or on the sideline (a la Ricky Stuart). Great coaches are: Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bennett, Mal Meninga