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varying in direction suddenly and frequently

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The tackling was real, too, and some of the broken-field running was pretty impressive.
Robinson has proved himself to be the best broken-field runner in the game since his momentous decision to switch codes from rugby league three years ago.
Against Washington, a team that had beaten the Bruins three straight, the UCLA tailback rushed for 147 yards, scored four touchdowns and made a broken-field run into the Pacific-10 record book.
I know (Gareth) Anscombe can play 10, but Morgan is the more dangerous broken-field runner who can make things happen.
I really like to run with the ball and to be involved in the broken-field.
Brown's broken-field running was maybe the difference between the two teams," Ireland boss Joe Schmidt said.
His broken-field running talents have often sparked calls for him to be pushed up to outside centre or even stand-off in a bid to make use of his pace and agility.
England know they have to be smart and not try to take on the boks at their own game, and the selection of both Ben Foden and Mike Brown in the back three - Foden moving from full-back to an unfamiliar wing role - suggests a counterattacking game as both men are good under the high ball and at launching broken-field attacks.
Tomkins' bravery in defence and brilliance as a broken-field runner has brought comparisons with Australia's Billy Slater and the absence of the newly-crowned international player of the year with a fractured collarbone will leave the way clear for one of Wigan's favourite sons to take centre stage.
If Leeds offer him any broken-field running opportunities it could spell trouble for them He leads by example in defence and has the ability to come up with a try-scoring pass too.
Their pack boasts an athletic and energetic back five, they have one of the best wingers in the division and a deadly mindset in a broken-field.
We lost the ball four times in broken-field situations, but we salvaged something out of the wreckage and we 'won' the second half.
In the absence of Gordon D'Arcy, Contepomi was named at inside centre (probably his best position) where his broken-field running was a constant threat.
But his ball in hand and broken-field running are exceptional and he's learning all the time.