|Final phase characteristics|
|Position of line-breaker:||Position of ball-carrier who breached the line|
|Position of inside defender:||Position of the opposing player, on the side of the line-breaker closest to the starting position of the phase, as he breaches the defensive line|
|Outside Defender:||Position of the opposing player, on the side of the line-breaker furthest from the starting position of the phase, as he breaches the defensive line|
|Prop, Hooker, Lock|
|Scrumhalf, Flyhalf, Inside Centre|
|Outside Centre, Winger, Fullback|
|Vertical outline on each side of field|
|Attacking line shape:||The formation of the attacking team at the start of the phase preceding the line break (Wheeler et al.
|Attacking players were positioned in a horizontal line|
|Attacking players were positioned in a diagonal line|
|Attacking line is spread across the width of the field|
|Attacking line is bunched, close to the break-down|
|Defensive speed:||Speed of the defence in response to the attacking line, when the first ball-carrier in the final phase receives possession of the ball (Hendricks et al.
|Stationary or walking (No locomotor movement). Slow forwards, backwards or sideward movement. One foot in contact with ground at all times and no arm drive|
|Jogging or a slow run with low knee lifts and little arm drive|
|Running with high knees and rapid arm movement or sprinting at ball reception|
|Defensive distance:||Distance of defence in relation to the attacker who receives the ball from the breakdown/set-piece/kick (Wheeler et al.
|Attacker receives ball within one body length of defence|
|Attacker receives ball one to two body lengths from defence|
|Attacker receives ball more than two body length from defence|
|Attacker vs. Defender ratio:||The ratio of the number of players in the attacking line compared to the defence line at the start of the phase (Hendricks et al.
|Same number of defenders and attackers|
|One more attacker in the attacking line compared to the defensive line|
|Two more attackers in the attacking line
compared to the defensive line
|More than two attackers in the attacking
line compared to the defensive line
|One more defender in the attacking line compared to the defending line|
|Two more attackers in the attacking line compared to the defending line|
|More than two attackers in the attacking line compared to the defending line|
|Defensive shape and movement:||Configuration and movement pattern of defenders (Hendricks et al.
|Defenders approach the attacking line in a straight line formation followed by the outer players (players furthest away from the ball) advancing ahead of the line towards the ball|
|Defenders approach the attacking line in a straight line formation followed by inner players (players closest to the ball) following the movement of the ball towards the touch line|
|The defenders approach the attacking line at a fast speed and are in a straight and direct line|
|Initial movement of the defenders is towards the touch line without challenging attacking line/attacker|
|Advancing Runner:||One defender shoots rapidly from the defensive line ahead of the other defenders towards attacking line/attacker|
|Defenders are in a straight line while approaching the attacking line|
|Defenders are in a straight line with no movement toward the attacking line/attacker|
|Defenders approach the attacking line in a triangle shape formation, i.e., one defender is followed by other defenders besides and behind him on each side|