first_img The Exeter Chiefs and England wing explains how… Expand “I have a long stride when I’m running, but before I chip I’ll shorten my stride length. This is so I can get good timing and it makes it easier to kick. Then once I’ve kicked, it’s back to the long stride to chase the ball quickly.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Jonny May: How to counter-attack Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off The England wing gives his top tips for… Expand The Ulster and Ireland wing explains how to kick over defences Jess Breach: How to deliver a hand-off Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Jacob Stockdale: How to chip and chase Jacob Stockdale’s ability to chip ahead and chase his own kick has resulted in memorable tries against England and New Zealand amongst others. Here the Ulster and Ireland wing, who scored a record seven tries in the 2018 Six Nations Championship, gives his advice on how you can replicate the skill…Space exploration“The key thing to look for is the space. Be aware of the players around you. If their full-back isn’t in the backfield and the winger is 
up, there is space in behind. Don’t put a chip in if someone is standing in the space.”Clean connection“You want an upright ball drop so it comes down and makes a clean connection with your foot. You want the ball to hit the top of your laces; your toes should be pointing up, so the 
ball goes up rather 
than long.”Change in stride Jonny May: How to counter-attack The Harlequins and England wing gives her tips… Kick on: Jacob Stockdale chips over the All Blacks defence (Getty Images) Muscle memory“In Ireland camp after training, all the wingers – Andrew Conway, Jordan Larmour and Keith Earls, for instance – will get together with the kicking coach, Richie Murphy, and put in chips against each other, as well as trying longer kicks and grubbers. You get that muscle memory and when I’m in a game I don’t think about it!”This article originally appeared in the November 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more