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The drop goal is by far the rarest form of scoring in rugby, but it has a rich history at the Rugby World Cup — including deciding two finals — and looks to be making a comeback again in Japan this year as a weapon to unlock tight contests.

Already it has proven decisive in two matches in Japan, as Camille Lopez slotted a late kick to see France beat Argentina 23-21, while Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell were both successful as Wales defeated Australia 29-25.

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