Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dragon Fanatic, Jun 30, 2004.
It is after midnight here in NZ. Must be time for bed
Well in our college games we always try and charge down their kicks its fuuny as do because they panic and rush the kick and usually miss
I think John Eales once jumped and knocked the ball away before it went over the cross bar. That was for the Reds wasn't it? I forget now.
Yeah, it gotbanned from the game after the did that, think it was a pretty crucial kick
Sand. But it has it's drawbacks . . .
In the '91 Rugby World Cup, New Zealand smacked my country in pool play, and the commentator says something to the effect of, 'any more conversions and this place will look like a sandpit.'
Lol. Witty commentators
when john eales started to jump for conversions he jumped from BEHIND the posts and pushed it back over the bar....hmmmmm....uneducated officials and commentators didn't say anything.
I just have to see a replay of that.
Yeah I was wondering, if you go for a drop kick, if you miss the kick, completely and your foot doesn't even touch the ball, is it a knock on? Also, in that case can you jump up and knock it away?
Yep, its a knock on, because you drop the ball in front of you to kick it, so automatically it becomes a knock on
So you can't say, fake a drop kick because that would be knock on?
Yep thats right, well you could fake it and not actually drop the ball, but it wouldn't be the most successful or believable dummy now would it
Actually, we used to use a drop goal as a good dummy, but only when our fly-half was getting a lot of pressure.
Our fly-half would take the ball on a slight run, stop, and begin an ellaborate drop goal motion. Opposition would usually freeze, and come straight for him with arms in the air (as in to block it). He'd then flick it inside or out to someone running an angle at pace and more often than not it worked a charm (usually only done once in a match at the very most. Unless you suss them to be real stupid.)
Not to confuse you, CRG, but the ball never left his hands and he never dropped it. He only did the motion (look to post, move ball into that 'swing' before dropping it, and then stepping) which is fairly distinct and only takes a second to sell.
Otherways to fake dropkicks, and actually kick the ball, would be exploiting a gap behind the defense and turning your drop into a well placed grubber, or even pop-kick/chip over their back line.
You're going to have to catch the fullback out of place though. If he has any idea what he's doing, that won't be easy either.
Ben Cohen specialises in them. I've seen him manage two, which is quite impressive considering how hard they are to do.
i set my ball up straight and my tee is 15cm high. I usually get higher than the goal posts and my range is limited to 45m although every now and then i might fluke a 50m shot.
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