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A high kick that allows time for fellow team members to reach the point where the ball will come down.
- ‘He is particularly adept at hitting up-and-unders on the run - a kick which, because the recipient has to look to the heavens and wait on the catch, is seldom easy to return.’
- ‘It was an up-and-under and he went to kick the ball just as Jim was going for it and his boot caught Jim on the head.’
- ‘Despite many spirited runs by the away team, the ball was often squandered with clueless up-and-unders.’
- ‘He sent up an huge up-and-under which he dropped, allowing him to slide over the try-line.’
- ‘The Galway side barely made acquaintance with the Edinburgh 22 during the opening half-hour, their predilection for the up-and-under rarely backed up with decent pressure on the home bodies waiting for the ball to return to earth.’
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