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#Kicking

# kicking - Sunday 21 February, 2021

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'
# Expert
# Expert

'You're naive if you think you can win without kicking well. Often, kicking decides games'

Feb 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 19,596 Views 1 Comment

Dave Alred helped England to the World Cup in 2003 and remains obsessed with kicking.

# kicking - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'
# Spicy
# Spicy

'At least Leinster used some of our tactics in that game, so that's brilliant to see'

Jan 19th 2021, 5:09 PM 22,153 Views 36 Comments

Johann van Graan says Munster will always look to tailor their game plans to specific opposition.

# kicking - Friday 4 December, 2020

How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'
# Identity
# Identity

How Connacht are looking to save fuel by playing 'smart football'

Dec 4th 2020, 7:15 AM 5,237 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s men are aiming for a better balance in their attacking game.

# kicking - Monday 2 November, 2020

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris
# Analysis
# Analysis

Stockdale shows kicking quality but errors prove costly on tough night in Paris

Nov 2nd 2020, 8:29 PM 36,268 Views 49 Comments

The 24-year-old made his second start in the number 15 shirt as Andy Farrell’s side came up short.

# kicking - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
# 13
# 13

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 8,957 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

# kicking - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster
# Analysis
# Analysis

Leinster have the classier touches in contrast to blunt, predictable Munster

Sep 5th 2020, 10:24 AM 12,332 Views 40 Comments

The southern province were second best in the kicking game as they suffered another semi-final defeat.

# kicking - Monday 29 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 29th 2020, 5:56 PM 7,105 Views 7 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 22 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 4,733 Views 1 Comment

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

# kicking - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

Why numbers on jerseys matter less than ever as rugby progresses

Jun 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 14,251 Views 8 Comments

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

# kicking - Sunday 26 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 26th 2020, 4:30 PM 18,844 Views 2 Comments

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

# kicking - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 26th 2020, 1:14 PM 9,107 Views 9 Comments

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

# kicking - Thursday 19 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 8,931 Views 10 Comments

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

# kicking - Thursday 29 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 29th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,045 Views 6 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 26 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 26th 2019, 7:30 PM 19,426 Views 88 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 12 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 PM 26,804 Views 11 Comments

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

# kicking - Saturday 9 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 9th 2019, 7:15 PM 19,938 Views 38 Comments

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

# kicking - Sunday 3 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:15 PM 16,435 Views 26 Comments

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

# kicking - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 16th 2019, 8:32 AM 15,074 Views 26 Comments

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

# kicking - Saturday 25 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 25th 2018, 8:00 AM 15,172 Views 7 Comments

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

# kicking - Sunday 17 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 27,286 Views 14 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 11 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 11th 2018, 3:07 PM 43,539 Views 45 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

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

May 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,464 Views 20 Comments

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

# kicking - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 6th 2018, 3:39 PM 25,897 Views 3 Comments

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.

# kicking - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 11th 2017, 10:00 AM 25,336 Views 21 Comments

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

# kicking - Friday 28 April, 2017

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

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Apr 28th 2017, 6:55 AM 9,571 Views 9 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 30 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 30th 2017, 8:00 AM 39,283 Views 36 Comments

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

# kicking - Sunday 23 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 5:38 PM 7,086 Views 0 Comments

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

# kicking - Monday 29 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 29th 2016, 12:52 PM 8,515 Views 25 Comments

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

# kicking - Saturday 27 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 27th 2016, 10:00 AM 6,856 Views 0 Comments

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

# kicking - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 10th 2015, 12:00 PM 13,505 Views 16 Comments

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

# kicking - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 27th 2015, 11:00 PM 8,526 Views 11 Comments

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

# kicking - Friday 7 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 9,488 Views 12 Comments

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

# kicking - Saturday 11 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 11th 2014, 12:12 PM 10,168 Views 45 Comments

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

# kicking - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause
# Skills
# Skills

Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause

Oct 1st 2014, 1:09 PM 6,596 Views 4 Comments

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

# kicking - Friday 19 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,209 Views 15 Comments

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

# kicking - Friday 29 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,053 Views 18 Comments

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

# kicking - Sunday 24 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 24th 2014, 12:15 PM 13,757 Views 1 Comment

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

# kicking - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Laporte confirms coaching role for retiring Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon
# Transition
# Transition

Laporte confirms coaching role for retiring Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon

May 29th 2014, 3:34 PM 2,852 Views 2 Comments

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

# kicking - Friday 9 May, 2014

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

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

May 9th 2014, 9:52 PM 11,800 Views 33 Comments

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

# kicking - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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

Leinster and Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy always looking for solutions

Apr 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,654 Views 14 Comments

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

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