## Table 5

*Studies reviewed on line breaks during ball possession.*

Authors | Sample | Contributions |

Kraak et al., 2016 | (n = 646) *matches | The results indicate increased playing time results in an increase in the total number of line breaks per match. |

Watson et al., 2017 | (n = 313) *matches | Winning teams generate a higher number of line breaks than losing teams. |

Bennett et al., 2018 | (n = 127) *matches | A higher number of line breaks significantly increases the probability of successful possession. |

Schoeman & Schall, 2019 | (n = 581) *matches | More line breaks lead to a higher score, which is the most decisive factor in terms of winning and losing. |

Bunker et al., 2020 | (n = 24) *matches | Line breaks are the actions that generate the most points, indicating that the higher the number of breaks a team makes, the greater the scoring capacity. |

Bunker & Spencer, 2021 | (n = 45) *matches | Winning teams win the advantage line more than 55 times in their total offensive sequences, generating a higher number of line breaks than losing teams. |

Mosey & Mitchell, 2019 | (n = 76) *matches | More line breaks are related to more metres gained, and this is related to a higher probability of winning. |

Den Hollander et al., 2016 | (n = 125) *matches | 39% of line breaks result in a try. In 66% of the cases where the line break did not result in a try, the attacking team was able to keep possession of the ball in the next phase. |

Wheeler et al., 2010 | (n = 7) *matches | Line breaks are associated with scoring tries in the phases of play immediately following them. |

Ungureanu et al., 2019 | (n = 132) *matches | More line breaks increase the number of metres gained, resulting in greater speed and continuity of play, which is related to a greater ability to score points. |