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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kickingplace-kicking - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
kick, kicking, boot - the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
free kick - (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
kickoff - (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
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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 technique.
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 day.
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.
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.
The 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.
ULSTER rugby fans will get their first long-awaited glimpse of Ruan Pienaar tomorrow night - and he's expected to instantly take over the place-kicking duties.
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.
CHAMPIONSHIP leaders Wales head for their Triple Crown clash with Ireland not only unbeaten but also armed with a 100% success record in place-kicking in the RBS 6 Nations matches.
Davis shook off the place-kicking woes that seemed to get worse throughout 2006 to star in two games as Arkansas' punter.