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Goal from mark
A goal from mark is an antiquated scoring move in rugby union. It occurred when a player 'marked' the ball inside their own twenty-two-yard line by making a fair catch and shouting "mark". From this position the player cannot be tackled. The player then has the option of a free kick, which can be taken as a place, drop, or tap kick. In the modern game, a goal cannot be scored from a free-kick, but in the past the reward for scoring a goal from mark (which is a difficult kick to play) was three or four points.
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