A method of kicking a ball by dropping it onto the ground and kicking it when it rebounds. This is a scoring situation in the following sports.
Rugby Union: Out of the 3, the one with the most common use of drop goals (although not as often as many people think). generally used as a last resort to break a deadlock in play or for a last minute win e.g. Joel Stransky in 1995 world cup and Jonny Wilkinson in 2003. Worth 3 points.
Rugby League: Significantly more rare for two reasons making it much less useful, firstly the low value (1 point) and secondly that any action in range is either when the defending team has the ball or when a player has run both clear of the defence and roughly three quarters of the pitch.
American football: A throwback from when the game was similar to rugby. extremely rarely if ever used due to safer or more valuable methods of attempting points within range and also the shape of the ball being far from ideal with an extremely unpredicatble bounce. Worth 3 points.
"and then he kicked a drop goal"
"I'm sorry, which sport were you watching again"
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