Why is it called a box kick?

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Why is it called a box kick?

Post by UlsterNo9 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Did a google search but nothing from a reliable source........

Why is it called a box kick?
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Dave » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:37 pm

The box is an area in behind the definding team, down the blinside. You have the defensive line, the touchline and the defending teams three quarters much further behind. The box kick is designed to hit the space in between, the box.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by rumncoke » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:29 am

The box is an area within the 10 and the 5 metre line running parallel to the touch line thus any kick behind a a scrum or maul within that area which is meant to land within the same area ia a box kick. If the kick lands between the 2 10 metre lines it would be described as a kick in field. The closer the ball lands to the touch line and whose length allows the chasers to contest the ball the better the Box kick.

Murray has put up some extremely bad box kicks this 6 nations because his kicks have lacked the height to match the distance and the receivers have seldom been under severe pressure.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Joe Schmo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:17 pm

Ruan's box kicks were thing of beauty. I miss Ruan...

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by solidarity » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:08 pm

Joe Schmo wrote:Ruan's box kicks were thing of beauty. I miss Ruan...
Hear hear, or is it here here? And his charging down of the kicks of his opposite number were brill as well.

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by AlGhurair » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:13 pm

It's short for 'bo**ox'

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by rumncoke » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:47 pm

Garth Edwards was the scrum half who basically perfected the Box Kick prior to Edwards most scrum half were not play makers but solely a link between forwards and backs and the out half was the player who kicked for position from in field.

Edwards by use of the box kick advanced the chasers about 10 yards and wings and full backs were not used to being put under pressure when fielding kicks from the opposition.

On the opposition throw wings used to lie up in side the 5 metre line in the hope of putting pressure on the scrum half due to being unmarked with a free run at the scrum half but the Welsh protected Edwards who then hoisted the box kick into an undefended space. Changed the role of scrum half completely and the positioning of wings at the throw in. ( At that time 50-60s it was common practice for wings to throw the ball into the line out -- that changed with the box kick )
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Frank » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:53 pm

While we are at it why are alikados so called?

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by jackthelad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm

Nothing to do with Michelle or Arlene.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Dave » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:30 pm

This tactic of screening seems to be making the box kick an ineffective tactic. Or more effective than it already is. It only has a chance of being effective if executed properly.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by big mervyn » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:17 pm

Frank wrote:While we are at it why are alikados so called?
Isn't it from something like "all I can do his talk about it" when describing an auld fart?
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Frank » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:36 pm

Fantastic Big Merve thank you.
Also something else you can help me with.
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Dave » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:56 pm

*alickadoo
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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by big mervyn » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:58 pm

Frank wrote:Fantastic Big Merve thank you.
Also something else you can help me with.
Who assassinated JFK?
I was nowhere near thon book depository.

Btw, novices and younger members might like to peruse the archived postings of one Alex Adoo, late of this parish, before he sadly succumbed to terminal Mount Merrions.

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Re: Why is it called a box kick?

Post by Frank » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:34 pm

Alickadoo do do push pineapple shake a tree.

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