Everything You Need To know About Rugby
Rugby is about how to obtain possession of the ball and score as many points as possible by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball.
The Game Starts when a player kicks the rugby ball from the halfway line. The team in possession of the ball advances towards the try line by running forward and passing the ball from one player to another.
The ball must be passed laterally or behind and not passed infront. Not allowed. The other team will try and prevent the team in possession from moving the ball down the field and scoring a try. (this is grounding the ball over the try line – Enz Zone line)
The other team will try and grab the ball-carrier and tackle them to the ground.. The ball-carrier must then pass or release the ball allowing both teams to contest possession.
If the ball goes out of play, then a lineout is called to restart the game. When there is some committed foul, the game will begin with a scrum, free kick or penalty kick depending on the foul committed.
How to Score in Rugby
Try (5 points)
Grounding the ball over the try line.
Conversion (2 points)
Kicking the goal over the goal posts if a try has been scored.
Field Goal (3 points)
A drop kick over the goal posts when in the field of play.
Penalty (3 points)
Kicking the ball over the goal posts when a penalty has been awarded following an infringement.
The dimensions of a proper rugby field is 100m long and 69m wide.
You can find two in-goal areas at each end of the field and the two sidelines which are known as touchlines.
At each end of the field there are goal posts that are 5.6m apart with a crossbar set at 3m giving the goal the shape of the letter H.
Lines on the Rugby Field
This line is where the game starts and restarts after tries and goals are scored.
This line is on both sides of the halfway line. The kick restart from halfway must go at least this far.
This line is 22 metres towards the halfway line from each goal line. Play is restarted from these lines if the ball has been pressed down by the defending team or the ball has crossed or touched the Dead-Ball Line or Touch In-Goal Line.
This line can also be called the “try line” and you can find these on each end of the field. If the ball get’s grounded inside this area then team will score a try.
This line is at the end of the in-goal area. If the ball touches or goes beyond this line the ball is considered out of play.
This is the line on either side of the field. On or outside this line is considered out of play.
This line is the touchline continued between the goal line and the dead ball line.
There are 15 people in each team.
Super Rugby is the largest and pre-eminent professional rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere.
Building off various Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations,
Super Rugby officially consists of teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The Next Big Super Rugby Game
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