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#Kicking

From The42 Barrett, McKenzie, Carbery - The value of being able to kick with your 'bad' foot Left Foot

Barrett, McKenzie, Carbery - The value of being able to kick with your 'bad' foot

The Blues fullback has been using his left foot frequently in Super Rugby Aotearoa.

From The42 Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game Kick To Score

Analysis: How the Crusaders hurt the Hurricanes with their classy kicking game

Scott Robertson’s side used a variety of kicks to cause major problems in Wellington.

From The42 Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses Super Rugby

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

The return of rugby in New Zealand underlined that Eddie Jones might have been ahead of the curve again.

From The42 'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling Irish Abroad

'The boundaries are limitless' - Irishman Kingsley finds his kicking calling

The Portlaoise man is skills and kicking coach with the Dragons.

From The42 Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle Contest

Analysis: The small details that make a huge difference in winning the aerial battle

Professional performance analyst Eoin Toolan examines the contests in the air in this Six Nations.

From The42 'They're threats but we'll try to exploit them' - Scots on Larmour and Conway Back Three

'They're threats but we'll try to exploit them' - Scots on Larmour and Conway

Scotland feel they have a good grip on what to expect from Ireland.

From The42 'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now Tactics

'We're mixing it up' - Ireland steer clear of box kicks for now

Joe Schmidt’s team have been experimenting with exits from their own 22.

From The42 Short-term signings possible as Munster await final Ireland World Cup squad Cover

Short-term signings possible as Munster await final Ireland World Cup squad

Former England out-half Charlie Hodgson is visiting the province as a guest kicking coach.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety Mix It Up

Analysis: Ireland's clever kicking shows Schmidt is keen for more variety

The Irish scrum-halves didn’t kick a single time during the win over Italy.

From The42 Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature' Report Card

Roux and Farrell earn Schmidt praise as Ireland get 'a rise in temperature'

The Ireland head coach was disappointed with his team’s kicking in Edinburgh.

From The42 Analysis: England's kicking class outsmarts Schmidt's Ireland Kicking

Analysis: England's kicking class outsmarts Schmidt's Ireland

Eddie Jones’ men manipulated Ireland’s defence with their superb kicking game.

From The42 'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed' JGP

'It's a small bit unfair... I would probably like to see the rule changed'

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is set to take over from Luke McGrath in the nine shirt.

From The42 'You want to put your hand up for a World Cup place' - Byrne's ambition Game Manager

'You want to put your hand up for a World Cup place' - Byrne's ambition

The out-half has become a key man in Leinster’s squad in recent seasons.

From The42 Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat Up In The Air

Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat

The Wallabies fullback didn’t catch a single kick in Melbourne yesterday.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game Izzy

Analysis: Ireland take punishment from Israel Folau's freakish aerial game

Joe Schmidt’s side surprisingly targeted the Wallabies fullback with their first two restarts.

From The42 Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again The Director

Analysis: Johnny Sexton's combative class shines for Leinster once again

The 32-year-old was superb as his side claimed their Guinness Pro14 title.

From The42 Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright' Playmaker

Murray not sore about losing kicking duels with Carbery after knee injury 'fright'

The Munster scrum-half showed off his impressive goal-kicking again in the win over Wales, but he feared he had suffered serious injury minutes earlier.

From The42 No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward Tactics

No surprises from the Lions' 'washing machine' but a major step forward

The Crusaders were frustrated to get drawn into a kicking battle, but the Lions’ class showed.

From The42 Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different Nine

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

From The42 How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism? Analysis

How different is professional rugby to the good old days of amateurism?

We’ve taken a look at the Ireland v Scotland games from the 1995 Five Nations and 2016 Six Nations.

From The42 'At the Captain's Run I just started slotting them': Nacewa happy to take kicking pressure off Sexton Teed Up

'At the Captain's Run I just started slotting them': Nacewa happy to take kicking pressure off Sexton

The Aucklander kicked four from four in Montpellier today with Sexton taking a back seat.

From The42 Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed? Contentious

Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed?

Conor Murray took a blow to the face as Mike Brown attempted to dislodge the ball on Saturday.

From The42 'We hope to see players coming out of the academies with a higher skill level' Skills Guru

'We hope to see players coming out of the academies with a higher skill level'

The Ireland skills coach Richie Murphy guides us through his journey into the national team set-up.

From The42 Analysis: What was Ireland's game plan against Italy? Breakdown

Analysis: What was Ireland's game plan against Italy?

More accuracy from Ireland in the third quarter would have changed the complexion of Rome fixture.

From The42 'I can't remember the last time he missed four kicks': Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again Kicking On

'I can't remember the last time he missed four kicks': Murphy backs Madigan to get on target again

The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.

From The42 'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash Brain Power

'Realist' Joe Schmidt remains Ireland's trump card ahead of Boks clash

The Kiwi head coach is likely to have a well-prepared and intelligent game plan ready for tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers Always Going To Happen

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers

The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.

From The42 Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause Skills

Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause

The 22-year-old has pedigree in soccer and GAA, but the westerners have benefited from his choice to focus on rugby.

From The42 Johnny Sexton's place-kicking record is 'massively impressive' - Alred Guru

Johnny Sexton's place-kicking record is 'massively impressive' - Alred

The kicking coach who works with Sexton and Paddy Jackson discusses the Ireland internationals’ techniques.

From The42 Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle? Rule Book

Could law changes help the IRB to make rugby a more entertaining spectacle?

Eoghan Hickey proposes two minor alterations to speed up the game and provide more tries.

From The42 Jonny Wilkinson's kicking guru tries to teach TheScore.ie a thing or two Can You Kick It?

Jonny Wilkinson's kicking guru tries to teach TheScore.ie a thing or two

Dave Alred was in Dublin this week — and Niall Kelly went along to learn from one of the world’s best kicking coaches.

From The42 Laporte confirms coaching role for retiring Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon Transition

Laporte confirms coaching role for retiring Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon

The English out-half looks set to help with the Top 14 side’s kicking and skills training next season.

From The42 Jonny Sexton kicks 21 points to send Racing into Top 14 semi-finals The Difference

Jonny Sexton kicks 21 points to send Racing into Top 14 semi-finals

The Ireland out-half was faultless from the tee in a composed performance for the Parisian club.

From The42 Leinster and Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy always looking for solutions Routine

Leinster and Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy always looking for solutions

‘If you don’t put the work in, you don’t get the rewards.’

From The42 SNAPSHOT: Fan sends Brian O'Driscoll and Ireland some kicking advice Tips

SNAPSHOT: Fan sends Brian O'Driscoll and Ireland some kicking advice

Ireland’s struggles to place-kick from the right-hand side of the pitch appear to have been solved.

From The42 Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks Kicking

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

From The42 Munster's Keatley enthusiastic about facing Toulouse's 70% back three threat Keats

Munster's Keatley enthusiastic about facing Toulouse's 70% back three threat

The out-half explains that his province’s analysis of Saturday’s quarter-final opposition has been ongoing for seven weeks.

From The42 Analysis: England's aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland Analysis

Analysis: England's aggressive defence can be broken down by Ireland

With Stuart Lancaster’s men rushing up, there may be space for Ireland on the outside edges and in behind.

From The42 Analysis: Finding space the key to Ireland's kicking against Wales Analysis

Analysis: Finding space the key to Ireland's kicking against Wales

Joe Schmidt identified potential weaknesses in the Welsh defensive system and his players pursued them ruthlessly.

From The42 Munster's instinctive Keatley 'wouldn’t expect to be judged on just one match' Keats

Munster's instinctive Keatley 'wouldn’t expect to be judged on just one match'

The out-half is hoping to impress in Ireland camp this month as his kicking ability continues to grow.

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