Question on passing the ball

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by NCS, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. NCS

    NCS Guest

    Can you throw the ball over the shoulder when passing (american football pass) or does everything have to be underhand? I know you cant pass the ball forward before anyone says that. Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    as long as its flat or backwards to a teammate anything goes. not to intentionally throw it into touch though (luckily for wales over the years)
     
  4. NCS

    NCS Guest

    Thanks that was the answer I was hoping for. I had a pretty powerful arm before I hurt my shoulder (once threw a football 70 yards) but I can only throw it 35-40 yards now. Ive never played rugby before and I was wondering if this is something we as a team could use to our advantage? Say I get the ball on one side of the field and throw it to a team mate laterally who is on the other side.
     
  5. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (NCS @ Jan 19 2010, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To be hones that isn't something I'd recommend, rugby defences are not like NFL defences, they don't blitz and instead drift across, by the time the ball made it across the guy receiving the defence will be on him and then he would get smashed.
     
  6. goranski

    goranski Guest

    if you're just starting out you should concentrate on the basics - short, precise passes back or laterally to your teammates next to you running into space

    i've only really seen the american football pass to the wing in occassionally in rugby seven-a-side or for fun in training or touch rugby - it can it is high risk not to work or be intercepted unless you really have an opening
     
  7. NCS

    NCS Guest

    Thanks for the help. I look forward to coming back once I learn more about the game.
     
  8. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    No problem! Welcome to TRF!
     
  9. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (NCS @ Jan 19 2010, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think you're really looking for the cross field kick. It's a difficult skill, but beautiful when it comes off. Here's an example:

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  10. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (feicarsinn @ Jan 19 2010, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think you're really looking for the cross field kick. It's a difficult skill, but beautiful when it comes off. Here's an example:

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    Yeah, crossfield kicks are quality, if done well.
    Also, as the ball's going forward, better for attacking than if you did a crossfield throw. Then again, it'd probably confuse the other team, leaving the winger to run in a try
     
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