Sabre0001 wrote: »
Explain like I'm five, please. Seeing a lot of discussion about lineout callers in various Irish threads - how some people don't / can't call them, how some haven't called them at top level competition, etc. And I'm completely clueless...
What makes a lineout caller? I assume everyone has to know the plays off by heart, so what makes one person suitable (particularly as we move up through the levels of elite competition) and another not?
What kind of factors do they need to consider (I would have thought, "Throw it to Toner" would be a pretty good call )? How could we end up in a position where if some people go off injured that we don't have a (top quality) lineout caller? And what kind of conversation takes place before a lineout before they have the ultimate say? Thanks!
irishgeo wrote: »
would you have different codes for different halves so the opposition dont work out where the ball is going passed on the first half ones.