Cutting is the art of getting free from a defender at a time and in a position that enables the cutter to be thrown to.
There are a few fundamental points that a cutter should remember:
- Firstly, a cutter should ‘know the thrower’. This means knowing what the thrower likes to throw and what they are capable of throwing: it is no use being 10 metres free on the break force side if the thrower cannot complete an inside-out or hammer!
- Secondly, a cutter should know what the thrower is expecting to throw (as determined by the team’s offensive structure)