box kick

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Noun[edit]

box kick (plural box kicks)

  1. (rugby) A type of kick performed by the scrum-half (or very rarely acting scrum-half). From the base of a ruck, maul or scrum, the scrum-half will stand sideways onto the opposition with his kicking foot further from them, and kick the ball high into the air so as to hopefully prevent the opposition charging down the kick.

Verb[edit]

box kick (third-person singular simple present box kicks, present participle box kicking, simple past and past participle box kicked)

  1. to kick the ball in the manner described above.