Wednesday 11 December 2019

Rugby fan sends Brian O'Driscoll place-kicking advice to pass on to Joe Schmidt

Rugby fans love giving 'constructive' criticism from the armchair or the bar stool but one fan wanted his suggestions to go right to the top and sent some place-kicking advice to Brian O'Driscoll to pass on.

The fans asks BOD to pass on his findings on kicking penalties and conversions from the wrong side for right-footed kickers to Jonny Sexton and Paddy Jackson after he bought his "first ever ball" and tried to kick a conversion with his right foot from the right side of the posts.

The fan drew a helpful diagram with the message: "I bought my first rugby ball ever to see how difficult it is. It was more difficult to kick right from right rather than right to left. So here is what I did(View the diagram below). Any breeze would be taken into account."

The fan said that that he/she aimed to miss purposely and aimed further away from the goals depending on the breeze.

Whether Ireland goal-kickers take the advice into account remains to be seen.


Injured Ulster hooker Rory Best weighed in on the discussion on twitter and made mention that the fan had called Paddy Jackson, Joe Jackson:

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