drop goal

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drop goal

n
(Rugby) rugby a goal scored with a drop kick during the run of play

drop goal

Goal scored by drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar; worth three points.
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Dan Carter has kicked five drop goals in his 12 Crusaders-Bulls clashes.
Canning kicked three penalties LUCTONIANS 22 BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL 15 and two drop goals to score all of Bees' points as they pushed unbeaten Luctonians all the way.
WALES: Penalties - Halfpenny (4) ARGENTINA: Tries - Imhoff, Camacho; Conversions - Sanchez (2); Drop goals - Sanchez (2); Penalties - Contepomi, Sanchez
Treviso's outside-half Kris Burton was also on fine form with the boot as he kicked a penalty, two conversions and two drop goals, but it proved ultimately not enough.
Playing against England in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final in Paris, the born-again Christian landed a record five drop goals to guide South Africa to victory.
Parks replied with five penalties and two drop goals for the Blues, but none of the Irish provinces will be worried by the supposed two best teams in Wales.
He bagged four drop goals as Sean Lineen's Warriorsstormed back from a disastrous opening period at Firhill.
Parks notched four drop goals as the Irish region came off second best, although Paul Marshall gave Ulster the lead with a breakaway try after three minutes and the visitors a 5-3 half-time lead.
Then he added two drop goals to put Nuneaton 9-3 up at the break.
SUPERSUB Francois Steyn kicked two late drop goals to give South Africa a 22-19 win over Australia in the opening Tri-Nations match yesterday.
Johnson used the same word to describe Wilkinson, who kicked four penalties and two second half drop goals as well as converting Will Greenwood's try.
O'Gara revealed afterwards that he had practised re-starts but not drop goals and that thought must have flashed through his mind in those dramatic seconds as Ireland's RBS Six Nations hopes hung in the balance.