Too much kicking
I was first introduced to rugby 70 years ago at Upholland Grammar School, near Wigan. I remember our teacher drilling this mantra into us: “If you kick the ball ahead, you are giving it to the enemy, so at least it must go into touch.”
Throughout my life I played, coached and repeated the mantra.
Watching the recent Blues v Lions game, I was amazed how often the ball was ‘kicked ahead’ and ‘given to the