It happens multiple times each game - here Brad "Freddy" Fittler illustrates how players and teams can gain the upper hand from the kick-off.

True Blue Fittler played a record 31 matches for the VB Blues from 1990 to 2004, scoring eight tries and kicking two field goals along the way.

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Freddy's Tips No.1 | Kick-off