You'd think with all the technology and science behind the sport these days the most scientifically accurate technique would come through. Obviously there's psychological factors at hand, but surely there's a way of working this out. There's been so many styles. Percy Montgomery used to take a two step run up, André Pretorius used mud instead of a bloody tee!( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RAC9AfDoMQ skip to 1:50), Farrell has his ball practically horizontal to the tee and others take it vertical off of a cone. There has to be a specific angle and run up which gives the most efficient transfer of energy through the ball. »
Thanks for clearing that up, RD. I wonder why World Rugby is now taking such a strong stance to contact with the neck, exclusively with rucks and nowhere else in play. What is it with rucks and nowhere else on the pitch that makes this such an extreme issue. You could very well argue that the link I posted is more dangerous than the clear-out he got banned for.
For all the dreary Stephen Jones columns he has to put up with I actually think Robshaw's a great captain. Full backing of his coach and players and always leading on the stats front. Decision to go for the corner was the right one. Decision to hit the front jumper obviously a wrong one but which as far as I'm aware, would be a call made by Parling?