The spiral kick is the best method for kicking the rugby ball when what you want is maximum distance on your kicks. The spiralling of the ball makes the rugby ball travel as aerodynamically as possible. The spiral kick slices through the air unlike the on end kick which wobbles end over end through the air. Though the on end kick has become increasingly popular in rugby because of its greater accuracy, the spiral kick is still the best option to achieve maximum distance. As such, it would behoove any kicker to be proficient in this style of kick. (Go here for a more in depth look at the pros and cons of the spiral and on-end kick).
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