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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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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 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. 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.
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.
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.