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3.3 Kick-offs / 22-meter drop-outs


When receiving a kick-off or a 22-meter drop-out, a team’s first priority should be to secure the ball. After that has been achieved, it needs to be decided whether to kick or run the ball back at the opposition.


When kicking-off or executing a 22-meter drop-out, a team’s first priority should be to ensure that they have in a place a solid defensive line chasing the kick. They may also want to instruct one or two players to sprint ahead and try to disrupt the opposition’s catch.