St. Bonaventure University’s Head Coach Tui Osborne adds, “Kicking is a very important component of the game. While “out of hand kicking” is crucial for relieving pressure and gaining territory, having a great placekicker could completely change the outcome of the game. This skillset can be utilized as a great tool at all levels, from youth rugby to professional rugby.”
I urge all players to use their summer wisely and work on building their kicking skills. Never kicked before? No problem! It’s worth it to start trying and there’s no time like the present.
Check out some great kicking tips from various top-level kicking coaches: