RUGBY SKILLS: KICKING ON THE RUN 

There are various ways of kicking on the run in rugby. A women's first division player talks you through them. 

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We have identified four different types of kick on the run in rugby. They are as follows: 

- The clearing kick

- The high ball

- The crossfield kick

- The grubber kick

Lara STEURS, a centre with LMRCV in the French women's first division, tells us all about  kicking on the run.

1. THE CLEARING KICK

“When under pressure, teams will often kick to clear their lines and gain territory, especially after a ruck. The scrum-half digs the ball out from the ruck and passes it to the fly-half for them to make the kick.”

2. THE HIGH BALL

“This is an attacking ploy designed to put pressure on the opposition. The aim is to win the ball in the air and gain ground.”

3. THE CROSSFIELD KICK

“This is a great way to get in behind defences. The crossfield kick is generally a diagonal kick designed to put the opposition under pressure."

4. THE GRUBBER KICK

“This is also an attacking kick. It is used when there is no second defensive line and it forces the defending team to turn. The ball can often bounce up for an attacking player to collect.”

So there you have it; the four different types of kicks performed on the run.