After a season of rugby coaching junior and senior players at Petersham RUFC and Trinity Grammar School, here are my reflections on the most common kicking mistakes. Unbalanced Ball Hold and drop Many rugby players are not able to kick a punt consistency straight. Common problems are a ‘slice’ or ‘hook’ of the ball. I … Continue reading The Most Common Rugby Kicking Mistakes
This is a handy breakdown of how to Goal kick in rugby. What's handy is that it uses good footage of players such as Owen Farrell. Key kicking mechanics covered: setting the ball on the tee height of the tee Run up and approach Pulling the kicking leg back Bodyweight transfer Plant foot position Contact … Continue reading Brand new! Detailed tutorial on how to Goal kick
Place kicks accounted for 45% of all points scored in 582 international Rugby Union matches between 2002 and 2011 (Quarrie & Hopkins, 2015). In fact, a Goal Kick regularly decides a game. So it's worth mastering. Here are the essential steps in performing a Goal Kick: 1. Set up the ball on a tee, pointing … Continue reading How to Goal kick in Rugby
Beauden Barrett creates his magic last year at the World Cup. Just watch the bounce!
We go back to the recent world cup to watch a bevy of bombs.
Another brand new Rugby kicking video that tackles the drop kick in the context of the Sevens Rugby. Ben Gollings features heavily in the video with some great advice. He places a big focus on two factors for a successful drop The Drop: A consistent drop that keeps the ball in position, ready for the strike … Continue reading The Art of the Seven’s Rugby Drop Kick
Dan Carter is one of the best fly-halfs to play the game. He's also one of the best rugby kickers in history. Here's a new tribute video.
This is a compilation of some of the longest kicks that rugby has ever seen featuring Elliot Daly, Francois Steyn, Jonny Sexton and more.
Here's a brand new video of Jonathan Sexton and Paddy Jackson at Goal Kick training. These two Irish players are ranked four and five respectively in the Six Nations Goalkickers by goalkickers.co.za. Sexton and Jackson have very calm and measured kicking mechanics. Notice they are striking the ball very easily and not pushing for too … Continue reading Freeze Frame Kicking by Jonathan Sexton and Paddy Jackson