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Introduction to the Sport of Rugby

Rugby is among the contact sports which, at present, is gaining popularity. The game is rather a combination of football with its hard-hitting physical nature, and soccer, with its speed and movement.

The ball used in rugby are almost the same as a football in terms of size and shape. Rugby balls are slightly larger than a football. Laces no longer come with the modern version of the rugby ball. Rugby players’ personal equipment includes a mouthpiece which is mandatory, and a soft-padded head gear which is optional.

The ‘pitch’ is the playing field of the rugby game. 100 meters long and 70 meters wide, is the dimensions of a rugby playing field or pitch. On every end of the rugby field are uprights. The goal area is behind the uprights. This goal area much be 10 meters deep at its minimum and its depth is often 22 meters.

Rugby is played by two teams which will be represented on the pitch. Each team fields in fifteen players for the game. The packs and the backs makes up a team. The players wearing jersey’s with numbers from one to eight can be identified as the pack players. The large, physical players of the team are placed in the pack group. The jersey’s with numbers from nine to fifteen constitute the backs which is made up of the fastest team players.

Scoring a goal known as ‘try’ is the main objective of this game. You can achieve a try by touching the ball down inside your opponent’s end zone. Any one of the players can carry the ball to this zone and make a score. If you make a try, 5 points is awarded to you. A conversion kick is then awarded to a player who makes a try. Two points are added to the team score if the conversion kick is good.

You can also score points through a drop goal. A drop goal is rewarded with three points. This happens when a player kicks the ball through the uprights of the opposing team. The drop goals will be counted only when the ball makes contact with the ground before it is kicked.

If a player fouls another, then they are given a penalty kick. Penalty kicks are worth 3 points. A penalty kick is taken where the foul was committed behind the 22 meter line.

Rugby these days is already being played at different professional levels. Like pro football teams in different states, rugby also has teams in different cities. International levels of rugby games are already becoming the most popular of all. Different countries make up international players whose players are taken from the city teams. Today, international rugby games are getting more popular.

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