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Scoring from bombs?
Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Posted by moto748 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm
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Much has been made lately of our defensive frailties under the high ball, with Marshall getting much of the stick. But what about when the boot is on the other foot? High kicks to the corner are one of the principal methods of try-scoring in the modern game. We have two tall lads in Burgess and Davies, and yet I struggle to remember us scoring from well placed kicks to the corner. We used to do it when Manfredi was in the side, but since his departure it seems to have virtually disappeared from our game. I'm not imagining this, am I? Are our kicking skills that poor? In fact, thinking about it, the last such try I do recall (can't remember who against) was from a Lockers kick.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:31 pm
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High balls to wingers is fading out for most teams. The ploy now is to kick it over the spot where the half backs defend and get the taller 2nd rows and centres to challenge. It worked for Wakey yesterday when it went above Leuluai and he was out-jumped. You don't see many kicks to the wingers these days.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:54 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:54 pm
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It's difficult to score off any of Tommys bombs in fairness. They look like the type of kick you put up for your six year old in the park.

I can't watch another season of Tommy kicking tbh. If he's still at scrum half next year I'm going to just start shutting my eyes on the last tackle.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Posted by jinkin jimmy on Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:59 pm
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Personally, I'd make tries from bombs worth three points only. I'm bored silly watching that "tactic".
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:14 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:14 pm
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I've been calling for it for months. We can barely score at all though never mind from something that actually takes practice.
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:25 pm
Posted by TheElectricGlidingWarrior on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:25 pm
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NickyKiss wrote:
It's difficult to score off any of Tommys bombs in fairness. They look like the type of kick you put up for your six year old in the park.

I can't watch another season of Tommy kicking tbh. If he's still at scrum half next year I'm going to just start shutting my eyes on the last tackle.

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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:44 pm
Posted by moto748 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:44 pm
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NickyKiss wrote:
If he's still at scrum half next year I'm going to just start shutting my eyes on the last tackle.



I thought that was what he did! :lol:
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:44 pm
Posted by William Melvin Hicks on Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:44 pm
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jinkin jimmy wrote:
Personally, I'd make tries from bombs worth three points only. I'm bored silly watching that "tactic".


agree Jimmy, think 3 points is 1 too many personally. Hull in particular use it well with Fonua. But it is so boring to constantly watch
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Post Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:02 pm
Posted by Rugby Raider on Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:02 pm
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William Melvin Hicks wrote:
agree Jimmy, think 3 points is 1 too many personally. Hull in particular use it well with Fonua. But it is so boring to constantly watch

It wasn't boring at Wembley!!! :D
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Post Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Posted by Mild mannered Janitor on Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 pm
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William Melvin Hicks wrote:
agree Jimmy, think 3 points is 1 too many personally. Hull in particular use it well with Fonua. But it is so boring to constantly watch


So, you want to dilute the value of a try from a kick because it's a difficult skill to get right? Or is it simply that your team can neither defend them nor git anyone with the required skills to perform one?

What is boring to watch is the Wane speciality of causing as much messing around at the ruck as possible. But I am guessing you are blind to that.
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