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Twenty-two metre drop out
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22-metre drop out
This is way of re-starting play when the ball has gone over the dead ball line.

For example, if the attacking team kicks the ball too far, beyond the dead ball line, the defending team will get the ball back.

The defending team can also ground the ball in their in-goal area if a player on the other side was the last person to touch the ball.

They must then kick the ball forwards from the 22m line.

Often they can put up a high kick for the forwards to get under.

But they also have the option of kicking as far as they can down field.

However, both of these situations depend on how good your kicker is.





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