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    Hi, there. I am reading an article about American football. I am not familiar with the game because soccer is popular here in Korea. In fact, nobody plays the American football. So, I don't know how to play the game. Anyway, the sentence that I don't understand is this:

    Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks and Ireland were helped to victory when England's Phil Vickery and Danny Care were sent to the sin-bin.

    I know the word kick and land. But I can not figure out what "Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks" means. Can you help me understand the sentence please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodsogi View Post
    Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks and Ireland were helped to victory when England's Phil Vickery and Danny Care were sent to the sin-bin.
    Either only two kicks were on goal or only two kicks led to goals.

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    I dont know the rules of this game either. I think you can score points by kicking the ball between the goal posts. Clearly it is possible that some kicks will be on target and others will miss.

    'Landed' here is the past tense of the verb 'to land', to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place, eg "He never landed a punch".

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    Default Re: I don't understand this sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by goodsogi View Post
    Hi, there. I am reading an article about American football. I am not familiar with the game because soccer is popular here in Korea. In fact, nobody plays the American football. So, I don't know how to play the game. Anyway, the sentence that I don't understand is this:

    Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks and Ireland were helped to victory when England's Phil Vickery and Danny Care were sent to the sin-bin.

    I know the word kick and land. But I can not figure out what "Ronan O'Gara landed only two of his six kicks" means. Can you help me understand the sentence please?
    Ronan O'Gara is an Irish rugby player, not an American footballer. Phil Vickery and Danny Care are English rugby players.

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