General Dead in goal rules

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
7,666
Need a little help.
If we're on attack, why does one of our last tackle options seem to be to kick the ball out as close to the corner flag as possible. I thought that if it goes dead in goal without touching a defender, it's a 20m restart to the opposition.

If the ball is kicked over the sideline (but not a 40/20) between the goal line and the 10m line, it's a scrum with the feed to the opposition on the 10m line.

It would seem to me there is no territorial advantage kicking right into corner for us and we risk giving the opposition a further 10m with the possibility of a quick restart and risk giving away a penalty if not correctly positioned.

So why do we keep aiming for the corner and not a few more meters in play?
 

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
Mar 31, 2012
1,229
Auckland, New Zealand
Need a little help.
If we're on attack, why does one of our last tackle options seem to be to kick the ball out as close to the corner flag as possible. I thought that if it goes dead in goal without touching a defender, it's a 20m restart to the opposition.

If the ball is kicked over the sideline (but not a 40/20) between the goal line and the 10m line, it's a scrum with the feed to the opposition on the 10m line.

It would seem to me there is no territorial advantage kicking right into corner for us and we risk giving the opposition a further 10m with the possibility of a quick restart and risk giving away a penalty if not correctly positioned.

So why do we keep aiming for the corner and not a few more meters in play?
I thought we were actually really good at kicking the ball out just before the goal line - Maloney does is quite a lot and also Johnson pulled out a good one on the weekend.
 

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
Contributor
May 8, 2012
7,398
Generally its a tactic used when ur kicking from much further back up the field, it gives 3 possible results. 1 the ball holds up in goal and you get it back. 2 the ball holds up in goal and they get it for a 20 m restart. 3 it goes dead and they get it for a 20m restart.

I have seen the deliberate kick dead used as a tactic to just wear an opposition team down everytime they get into your half, run your 6 and kick it dead on the last play. the majority of play happens at their end and you wait/force an error to capatalise. Also as long as its comunicated your team doesnt have to go further than the 30 while their team has to move to the 20. Meaning you do less work running. Downside you do more work tackling when kicking it early and as you say give up 10 meters. there was one team used it very sucsesfully early this year rabits - raiders, sorry cant remember which