Sun, 09 Aug 2020

The closeness of New Zealand derbies is coaxing teams there toward banging over penalty goals when on offer.Beauden Barrett is increasingly accomplished in open play with using his less familiar left boot.SA kick guru Vlok Cilliers says our placekickers still have an edge when it comes to range off the tee.

So says Vlok Cilliers, the former Springbok and SA Sevens player and specialist kicking consultant, who has been signed up to assist the French national team in that department right up to the end of the 2023 World Cup on those shores.

"Scores are frequently close in these matches ... with respect, this is not like playing the Sunwolves where your main thought will usually be to score as many tries as possible.

But Cilliers also reckons South Africa generally still holds sway - helped by thin-air conditions in highveld parts of our country - in kicking range off the tee.

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