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Art of Rugby Kicking

 

Kicking in the game of Rugby offers massive opportunities for teams to get out trouble, play for field position and put points on the board.

Kicking in rugby is often overlooked as a skill, and that's why Rugby Kicking Coach Mike Parsons founded the Rugby Kicking Academy from Sydney, Australia.

A strong kicking game will help any team regardless of the style of play. A competent kick is a perfect companion to a splash of running rugby. Strong Goal Kicking with some tactical kicking for field position will give most teams a chance of victory.

 

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Drop Kick

The Drop Kick is the hardest of all kicks in rugby. The ball is moving and must bounce on the ground first which increases complexity.

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Goal Kick

Place kicks accounted for 45% of all points scored in 582 international Rugby Union matches between 2002 and 2011. A Goal Kick regularly decides a game.

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Box Kick

The Box Kick has become a popular tool in Rugby. The kick is unique in its mechanics because the kicker strikes the ball over their shoulder.

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Up and Under Kick

The Up and Under kick can be a massive weapon on the rugby pitch. The kick is mostly about launching the kick very high and allowing the team to rush forward towards the receiver.

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Torpedo Kick

The Torpedo or Spiral kick, is challenge but can deliver the most distance of any kick.

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Chip and Chase

The Chip and Chase kick is hard. It requires a gentle touch whilst running at speed. 

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Punt Kick

The Chip and Chase kick is hard. It requires a gentle touch whilst running at speed.