The Most Common Rugby Kicking Mistakes

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

Brand new! Detailed tutorial on how to Goal kick

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

Freeze Frame Kicking by Jonathan Sexton and Paddy Jackson

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