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    Default Conversion kick in 7's

    Is a conversion kick in a 7's game allowed to be taken from the in goal area, and is there a law that allows this action?

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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    Not in law, its not one of the 7 a side variations, but generally allowed under competition rules

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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    generally it's encouraged -- it saves time that is otherwise wasted having to go and fetch the ball.
    also if there are several pitches laid out close together, it avoids the ball ending up on the pitch next door

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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    Technically it doesn't count.
    Goal: A player scores a goal by kicking the ball over an opponents’ crossbar and between the goal posts from the field of play, by a place kick or drop-kick. A goal cannot be scored from a kick-off, drop-out or free kick.


    However many low level tournaments allow it.
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    We allow it for Social divisions, not for Qualifier divisions
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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    It's used mainly to get the ball back onto the pitch quicker, so who cares.

    Better than waiting 3 mins whilst a reluctant volunteered person has to fetch the ball from the brambles, or neighbouring cow field , or the river ! an inconvenience not usually experienced at nicer venues

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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    You have to be consistent in how you do it. Not unheard for clever teams to make sure that a right footed kicker is always kicking from the left of the sticks - sometimes inside out, sometimes outside in.
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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    At tournaments I do nobody cares. but interesting point Simon.
    Last one I did, players assumed you had to kick from in goal which lead to a number of missed kicks as the wind was blowing straight down the pitch and players in one half were kicking against the wind! well I didn't think it was my place to point out what they were doing wrong ;-)
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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    if you allowed it, you also wouldn't disallow a kick from in the FoP. So teams could choose which direction best suited them wrt wind/strongest foot of the kicker etc. Though it would of course be true for both sides.

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    Default Re: Conversion kick in 7's

    other factors to take into consideration
    - a lot of tries - perhaps most tries? - are scored under the posts. For these it's much better for everyone to take them backwards
    - all kicks are drop kicks, so a try in the corner is not likely to be converted whichever way you take it, even if you do manipulate the system to take in the direction that suits you.

    I think it works best when competition rules are that all kicks are taken from behind -- and accept that sometimes we'll have to use some common sense when that's impossible (becuse there's a fence, or a tree or similar)

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