Noticed some confusion about this in a few other threads so I thought I'd give you the lowdown. For starters, I should let you know that it doesn't actually matter which side you put certain players (ie. they don't have preferred sides) but it's advantageous to have certain combinations together. Naming Teams 1 - Fullback 2 - Right Wing 3 - Right Centre 4 - Left Centre 5 - Left Wing 6 - Right Half 7 - Left Half 8 - Right Prop 9 - Hooker 10 - Left Prop 11 - Right Second Row 12 - Left Second Row 13 - Lock So basically, the team lines up like this from left to right in attack: 5 4 12 7 10 9 8 6 11 3 2 With 13 and 1 slipping in on either side depending on where the play is and who's playing the ball. Attacking Perspective Essentially you should have a organisation/yardage side and a creative/potent side. On the same side as your primary organiser should be the prop, second rower, centre and winger who are most adept at making ground. The attributes in focus here will be organisation (for your half), tight running (for your prop and your second rower), fringe running (for your second rower), wide running (for your centre and your winger) and dummy half running OR tight running (for your winger). The best exponents of these, from an attacking perspective, should be on one side. This is the side that you'll pepper early in sets to gain momentum. A classic example for this side would be something like Kimmorley-Price-Laffranchi-Delaney-Sailor. On the other side, you should look to have a half with a high creativity rating, a prop who supplies second phase play, and second rowers and centres with good hole-running abilities. Wingers should be adept at taking cross-field kicks. This is the side that will feature the majority of your creative backline movements and second rowers looking for holes. A classic example for this side would be something like Marshall-Tronc-Creagh-JMorris-Folau. Defensive Perspective Defensively your team will line up like this: 5 4 7 12 10 9 . 13 8 11 6 3 2 The only real key to setting players up in the right sides in defence is making sure you don't have two poor defenders next to each other - that being either poor positionally (for backs and second rowers) or poor in actual tackling (for everyone). A hole will develop between two players if they are both poor positionally, and a lot of tackles are attempted in twos so you can cover a poor tackler to an extent if he has a superb one either side of him. Obviously, balancing the attacking and defensive perspectives of trying to set players on the right sides of the field is going to be the challenge.