Buzz had an article on Canterburys short line drop outs on the weekend. Saying that all teams should be using them , The Dogs aren’t the pioneers of this it was one of a lot of
Innovations brought into the game two years ago by the Walker brothers at Ipswich.
Their theory was that if you have a reasonably reliable kicker, then youve got a 50%chance of getting the ball back on every dropout, and if you dont, you usually end up at roughly at the same spot on the field on your first or second tackle.anyway.
They were right , and had the stats to back it up.
They also used the same kick at kickoffs as well, with similar results.
It’s a better play than to gaurantee the opposition possession
I watched a fair few of Ipswich games at that stage and they really perfected it.
If a few more coaches in the nrl were to open their eyes it would work in the nrl as well