RUGBY SKILLS: HOW TO THROW AT THE LINEOUT 

Throwing at the lineout is a special skill and requires accuracy to get it right. We give you our advice. 

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It's not always easy to throw a rugby ball for a distance of over ten metres and high enough to prevent it being intercepted by an opposition jumper. It takes strength and technique to perform a good lineout throw. Miléna Soloch, France's women's team hooker, shares her experience. 

Miléna Soloch, a hooker with LMRCV in the French women's first division and with France's women's team, gives us her advice on how to get it right when throwing at the lineout.

1. POSITIONING YOUR FEET FOR THE THROW

Miléna has a special routine when it comes to throwing. She gives us the details and focuses in particular on the position of her feet: 

“So here's my throwing routine: I get the ball and turn it around in my hands a little. I stand in front of the line and put my left foot on the touchline and the right foot about a shoulder width behind it.”

2. POSITIONING THE HANDS BEFORE THE THROW

With your feet properly in position, you place your hands around the ball and get your core position right so you can make a good throw: 

“After I get my feet in place, I then position my hands. My right hand goes to the back of the ball, level with the line and with my thumb well spread out from the fingers, and my left hand holds the front of the ball. I hold the ball above my head, I push my chest out, stretch my stomach muscles, lock on to my target and I throw the ball.”

Now that Miléna has shared her advice with you, it's time for you to show what you can do!