Album: Dead in goal rules
Need a little help.<br /> If we're on attack, why does one of our last tackle options seem to be to kick the ball out as close to the corner flag as possible. I thought that if it goes dead in goal without touching a defender, it's a 20m restart to the opposition.<br /> <br /> If the ball is kicked over the sideline (but not a 40/20) between the goal line and the 10m line, it's a scrum with the feed to the opposition on the 10m line. <br /> <br /> It would seem to me there is no territorial advantage kicking right into corner for us and we risk giving the opposition a further 10m with the possibility of a quick restart and risk giving away a penalty if not correctly positioned. <br /> <br /> So why do we keep aiming for the corner and not a few more meters in play?