How to do a Rugby 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.

It's a contestable kick designed to wreak havoc on the opposition. The kick is often employed if an opposition fullback is weak under the high ball or the team cannot make any advance on the gain line.

It's sometimes called the "Bomb" or a "Garry Owen". The name Garry Owen hails from a the rugby club in Limerick in Ireland who used the kick with great success in the 1920's. 


Up and Under Masterclass