Kicking articles

Rugby coaching videos from the world's best coaches and players on developing kicking skills and tactics to ensure you have effective technique across all kicking styles.

Is the spiral kick becoming a rarity?

Murray Kinsella recently spoke to Ronan O’Gara about the spiral kick, O’Gara “actually woke up the other night thinking about it. Who’s spiralling the ball now?” Is the spiral kick option becoming a rarity in the game with players not having the confidence to execute the skill under pressure?

Risk and reward of restarts

Restarts are commonly sent long with that the expectation the opposition will clear the ball. Here Murray Kinsella analyses the risks and rewards of the short restart strategy

The art of the kick in behind

Jonny Sexton and Ireland tried to exploit England’s rush defence by kicking in behind. Unfortunately for the Irish, Sexton lacked the kind of precision that Aaron Cruden showed against them in November.

Kicking Clever

The All Blacks’ have developed kicking skills throughout their backline which allow them to exploit any space or mismatch. Mark Reason discusses how Rugby League’s influence is setting the standard the ABs are following faster than any other union side.

The worlds best goal kicker...

During Saturday nights Lions vs Wallabies test, former Wallaby turned commentator Phil Kearns made the comment…

Out Tomorrow- Leigh Halfpenny place kicking

Welsh and and British Lions kicking sensation Leigh Halfpenny takes us through his personal approach to kicking.

Wayne’s World - Kicking

New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup assistant coach Wayne Smith talks KICKING.