TheDaBoss last edited by
So technically if u have a 7 tackle set shoildnt u be going for a try then instead of a FG??
happy_tiger last edited by
Going for the win whether it is one or six
jirskyr last edited by
Well that would be nice, but generally speaking teams can advance the footy ~8m per tackle, so from a 20m restart you would normally expect to make 5 x 8m = 40m, i.e. reach 40m out from goal. That’s too far for a FG attempt, when you include blockers and pass out back.
A good set without a line break might bring you 5 x 10m = 50m, i.e. 30m out from goal, which is still reasonably far to kick from.
But add just 1 more tackle and suddenly you are 48-60m from the 20, the latter which puts you in perfect FG range.
So I would argue that a 7-tackle restart actually promotes more FG attempts, because teams can usually advance within shooting range on an average set, but not close enough to really attack for a try. Whereas with a 6-tackle set, most teams would not get close enough for a FG attempt and thus it promotes either moving the football around or tactical kicking.
Compare your standard GP kickoff outcome vs a 7-tackle GP set to see what I mean.