defending team

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Noun1.defending team - (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoringdefending team - (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
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Summary: Sammy, defending team captain, wants to do an encore with Peshawar
If there is no penalty, you give it to the defending team, because it looks a bit strange to go on for two minutes for example sometimes and then to come back… You cannot intervene straight away, it's frustrating.
It proposes that a kickout must travel beyond the 20-metre line before being played by a defending team.
Suddenly, when we faced an aggressively defending team in the second half, our offense wasn't moving.
Summit High in Bend is the defending team champion.
The defending team should now be satisfied as to which players are in an offside position and will no longer have to quickly interpret the active/ inactive scenario which has persisted for a number of years.
This creates a maul and can gain the defending team a turnover scrum.
Details of the changes are: Obstruction: The application of the obstruction law will now focus on enabling the referee to allow play to continue unless the defending team has been materially disadvantaged.
As far as I can see, the defending team has eight or nine players back and the attacking team six or seven players up front with no sign of any particular formations.
Afridi hurt his groin during the recent Asia Cup tournament, in which the defending team lost the finals to Sri Lanka.
Afterwards, during the customary winning coach's interview, coach Bong Ramos also wasted no time defending team management's position during Draft Day.
To acquire the disc, the defending team must grab it from the air mid pass or knock it to the ground causing a turnover.