Rugby: place kicking

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3 Touch Kick Warm Up - Rugby D...

Split your players into two teams, giving one group of players a set of coloured bibs to set them apart, and quickly tell your players the following laws: We will be playing a rugby league style touch. When touched: set the ball down, stand over the ball, allow the scum-half to move the ball away from the point of contact. The defenders should stay on side following a touch, and should not compete for the ball. Any infringements in defence should result in the defending team conceding 10 Meters or possibly giving 1 or more extra touches to the attacking team. I'll leave this to your judgement depending on your team's age, skill level, and your session target/s. The attacking team can sustain three touches before they have to kick. Their kick should be as it would be in the game: a kick to touch, a kick for territory, or a kick that can be regained e.g. a grubber kick. The defenders should behave as they would in a real game. Quick put in's from the touchlines replace lineouts. Defenders who take the ball from an attacking kick should counter attack. A forth touch results in a turn over. The Scrum Half has a maxium of 5 seconds to move the ball from the point of touch. A ball kicked directly to touch from outside the attacking teams 22, or where the ball has been taken into the 22 by the attacking team and then kicked into touch - will result in a turn over with play starting on the five meter line closest to where the kick was made. The defence should be 10 meters back. A ball kicked from inside the attacking teams 22 can go directly to touch, as long as the attacking team did not carry the ball into their own 22 before the kick. The resulting put in will be to the opposition from where the ball has went into touch. Quick put-in's are enoucraged, if not possible the ball is played from the 5 meter line with the defence 10 meters back. Give points for quick put ins that work. Feel free to play with any of noted laws, let us know the law variations that work for you!

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Cross kicking from a penalty?

I've seen this several times but most recently in the Currie up championship this weekend. -penalty awarded within opposition's 22m -one of the halves picks up the ball gets to the mark -tap kicks then cross kicks to an open wing, flanker, etc. -try time. Here are my questions%3A 1)Is there any law that makes the half tap kick before cross kicking to his player? 2)Wouldn't crosskicking straight away provide a cushion? If he botched the kick and it went out of bounds, wouldn't a line out be awarded to his team?

Josh Macy Coach, United States of America

next season we introduce kicking to the boys what can you suggest would be a good place to start and how quickly should this progress be. any hints tips or drills would be great

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iain Coach, England

Making the full-back position an attractive proposition.

Making the full-back position an attractive proposition. Often over-looked, the full-back position is a vital player in anyones team if he is used and brought into the game. Does anyone have any technical/positional material to coach prospective players in this position?

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Does anyone have a good set of graphics which shows?

Does anyone have a good set of graphics which shows contact points for the various types of kicks in rugby i.e sweet spot of ball for place kick with top of foot. I am trying to draw them but I'm no artist. It seems in grade rugby everyone use the same kick all the time. They get comfortable with the spiral so they use it as a up and under, penalty, and ground game kick. As I am a forward I am not skilled kicking enough to demonstrate kicks.

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hi i need some box kick drills, can anyone help?

hi i need some box kick drills, can anyone help?

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I am coaching the U11 this season. There are some significant?

U11 Rugby I am coaching the U11's this season. There are some significant rule changes from U10. Please can I get some advice on what lessons were learned from coaches who have been through a similar experience.

William OBrien Coach, England

Coaching the drop goal?

After the Six Nations kicked off this weekend, and the 3 failed attempts at the end of the game respectively, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to why these drop goals were missed, and the best ways to coach the technique?

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Try Conversions training

What should I do to have a consistent kick for a try conversion?

Takayuki Matsuzaki Coach, Canada

Coaching the drop goal? Rugby ...

After the Six Nations kicked off this weekend, and the 3 failed attempts at the end of the game respectively, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to why these drop goals were missed, and the best ways to coach the technique?

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