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The Box kick
Robs (IP Logged)
09 December, 2017 20:18
Can anyone explain to me why teams box kick when they have been making steady progress upfield, retaining pssession from successive breakdowns?
I' m slightly confused as to why a team should suddenly decide to give themselves a 50% chance of losing possession after enjoying a sustained period of go forward possession.
We did this on quite a few occasions today and I'm at a loss !!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/2017 23:54 by Robs.

Re: The Box kick
alas (IP Logged)
09 December, 2017 22:32
With the Falcons it is a 95% chance of losing possession because they kick the ball too far and flat to challenge. Both sides gave away points through a poor kick and chase today.

Re: The Box kick
limpopo (IP Logged)
10 December, 2017 08:51
If you wanted to see how to execute the box kick, the finest example that I have seen in many a long year was on BT Sport last night by Munster fly half Connor Murphy, absolute perfection resulting in Munster very often gaining huge advantage, unlike Ben Youngs who simply giving the ball to the welcoming arms of Zebo just as he does for England every time!!

Re: The Box kick
pa8 (IP Logged)
10 December, 2017 09:05
The group that I go to the matches with have commented on this a few times before and weve come to the conclusion that we tend to kick it away in the second half when weve got a decent half time lead. Bristol at home last season and Irish at home earlier this season spring to mind. We assume the players are acting under orders.

Re: The Box kick
mannin (IP Logged)
12 December, 2017 08:50
It's a very poor tactic and let Bordeaux back into the game at the weekend.

Re: The Box kick
Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
12 December, 2017 09:10
After watching Clermont I hope we try and play like that - they seem very reluctant to kick anything away and ran it from all over the place - it was great to watch

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