Last year, the ace free-taker took tips from place-kicking
and elite performance expert Dave Alred and Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton.
Time was up at the AJ Bell Stadium with the Sharks clinging to a 26-24 lead when Keatley, whose precision place-kicking
had kept the visitors in contention, stepped back and slotted a 40-metre drop goal between the posts to snatch a 27-26 victory.
(2007) Contributions of the non-kicking-side arm to rugby place-kicking
Honours were even with three penalties apiece from Bromsgrove's Richard Mahoney and Dudley's Gareth Bown, until Bromsgrove edged ahead with a further penalty and drop goal by Mahoney, who had a perfect place-kicking
Paddy Jackson is key today, but he lacks consistency with his place-kicking
and will be under huge pressure.
In an almost immaculate place-kicking
performance Jones (pictured) converted both the tries and contributed three penalties to which his replacement Lewis Robling added two more.
Quality of handling varied, but not the place-kicking
. Newport full-back Steve Taylor and Cardiff No.
Paterson has been hampered by a groin injury of late, impacting on his world renowned place-kicking
, and now Scotland will enter a Six Nations Championship next spring without the Edinburgh full-back for the first time.
Paterson, who began his career with Gala, before two spells with Edinburgh, either side of a short stint at Gloucester, has been hampered by a groin injury of late, impacting on his place-kicking
dutieswere shared between centre Mike Sauro, who landed a conversion and two penalties, and fly-half Rhodri Jones, who popped over a penalty.
As I did so I was treated to a bird's eye view of a place-kicking
session - by back row forward Tom Wood.
Victory came despite a flawed display of place-kicking
from Ronan O'Gara who finished with just six points after failing with four shots at goal.