"-Ramones-" wrote:positions of rugbyThe picture above will show the position of Rugby and where they needed to be. People would sometimes get confused between Rugby and American Football and describe Rugby as American Football without pads but that's not true. The main similarities between rugby and American football are that they’re both running games played with a ball that’s roughly the same shape and size. Picture above shows how Rugby pitch look like. The pitch is expected to be a grass field hundred metres long by metres wide. The sidelines are called touchlines and there are two in-goal areas which are expected to be ten to twenty metres deep with a tryline marking the front and a dead ball line at the back. The goal posts are located on the try line and are 5.6 metres apart with a crossbar set at three metres. The height of the posts varies.Other important lines on the pitch include the half way mark at fifty metres. A dashed ten metre line set each side of the the fifty metre line, which is used to judge kickoffs, and a solid twenty two yard line marked twenty two yard from each tryline. Other lines include two dashed lines set at five and fifteen metres marked parallel to each touchline that are used mostly to identify the zones for lineouts.how does the scoring workFirst way : The first is to ground the ball in the scoring area at the far end of the field/. Grounding the ball must be done with downward pressure and results in a "try", worth five points. Second way : Another way to score a point is to kick the ball through the goal post and over the crossbar. Points you get depends on when you do it. A goal scored after a try is worth two points while a goal scored from a penalty kick is worth three points.If a foul is committed by the opposing team during an attempt to score, the referee will award the points if the try or goal would otherwise have been scored.The rules.Playing The Game :Ball Travel :
"Source" wrote:The team currently with the ball (called ‘having possession’) moves the ball up the field toward his opponent’s goal line or to try for a dropped goal. These are the only two ways a team can score in ‘open play’. In moving the ball up the field, the team with possession meets with the defending team who wish to stop their opponent’s progress; or take control of the ball (A ‘turn over’)attack the other goalThis process is repeated until Someone violates the Laws of the game – a foul; the ball moves off the field of play – into touch; or atry or goal is scored.Offside :
"Source" wrote:The team in possession may choose to advance by kicking the ball forward. The ball may be passed from one player’s hand to another as long as the ball does not travel forwards in the pass. Rugby union is one of the few ball games where the ball cannot be passed forwards.Tackling :
"Source" wrote:Any player who is part of the attacking team must be behind the ball to take an active part in the game. A player taking up a position between the ball carrier and the opposition goal is offside and may not join the game or interfere with play.Line Out :
"Source" wrote:The defending team who wants to take possession will tackle the ball carrier to stop him and make him release the ball. A tackle consists of grabbing hold of the opposing player and bringing them to ground. A tackled player must either pass or release the ball otherwise a foul is called. Releasing the ball allows the opposition to contest possession of the loose ball in open play. Play continues like this until a rule is broken or the ball goes out of play.Restarts :
"Source" wrote:If the ball goes into touch it is thrown back into play. This may be taken quickly from one player to a member of his own team. More usual is the ‘line-out‘; here, both teams line up in equal numbers, one metre apart and contest a ball thrown between them.I use source because I got too tired to type and they are more accurate. Cool thread title.
"Source" wrote:If the game stops because a rule has been broken, play restarts with either. - a scrum, - free kick or - penalty kick The decision whether to award a Penalty Kick or a Free kick rests with the refereeing team and is dependent on the nature and severity of the infringement. A penalty is a more severe award than a free kick.
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