hasty defence

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Noun1.hasty defence - a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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But Ireland's response only worked to stir up the home side's attacking quality, and when in the 15th minute Ireland's hasty defence stepped offside following a line-out in their own 22, fly-half Markham sliced through their defence following good work from the forwards' penalty move.