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adj. Football
Accomplished by a ball carrier against defenders who are scattered over the field, as on a punt return: broken-field running.
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Adj.1.broken-field - varying in direction suddenly and frequently; "broken-field running"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
broken - not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
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But Newcastle had no intention of letting their momentum drop, replacement Mark Wilson helping create their fourth try with 10 minutes remaining as their broken-field running created holes in the defensive line.
His season was decimated by a knee injury he picked up whilst on international duty, but the all-action winger gets fans on the edge of their seats and is a brilliant broken-field runner.
Behind the pack you've got the likes of Stefan Ratchford who is a fantastic broken-field runner with a knack of taking advantage of any weaknesses in the opposition defensive line.
The back three of Stuart Hogg, Niko Matawalo and Tommy Seymour are all devastating broken-field runners and Ulster will surely look to keep the game as tight as possible, with their pack fronting up and Pienaar kicking for territory.
They (Fiji) are brilliant sevens players and very, very good broken-field players, so the least number of times we can give them those sort of situations the better.
He is clearly a brilliant broken-field runner with very good pace but we were also very impressed with what he offers in defence.
And then Robinson supported Mike Penn's break to put Will Owen over by the posts for a superb broken-field score.
Jonny is a great broKen-field runner with good foot worK and incredible pace.
I am honestly empathetic to the situation they are in at the moment, but they have a good pack of forwards and some really exciting youngsters coming through who are great broken-field runners.
Palmer's touch is everywhere, from the aforementioned penchant for shock cuts, lovely aerial shots of England's fields and church interiors, and a linear development that proceeds erratically like a broken-field runner.
Since then he has retained his flair for the unorthodox but also developed his game management and has been one of the standout players in the play-offs with three tries and some brilliant broken-field running.
Utility Team-mate Claassens can also play wing but has been signed primarily as a fullback having emerged as one of the best broken-field runners in the second tier.