|Governing Body:||World Rugby (WR)|
A match is started by a kick-off
The scoring is of the following types
Anything or any act done by the player that is out of the spirit of the game is termed as foul play.
Yellow Cards- A red card is awarded to the player by the referee which indicates caution or temporary suspension.
Red Card- This card is shown when a player has been sent off.
The World Rugby sets particular dimensions for the ball (280-300mm in length, 740-770mm in the circumference of length and 580-620mm in the rim of width).
It is also compulsory for a player to wear protective equipment like a mouthguard, head guard, and shin guard to prevent themselves from possible injuries.,
Two teams of 13 to 15 players compete against each other with every player being divided into forward or backs.
The players play in the following positions:-
The measurement of the rugby playing area is 144 metres in length and 70 metres in width. In the actual play there must be a distance of at least 100 metres between the two try-lines, with anywhere between 10 and 22 metres behind each try line to be as the in-goal area.
The goal posts are H-shaped, and are a set of two poles which are 5.6 metres in length and are connected with each other by a horizontal crossbar that should measure 3 metres above the ground.,
Duties Before the Match
Duties During the Match
Duties After the Match
They are also known as touch judges, the assistant referees have a primary duty of indicating when the ball has gone into “touch”. Assist the referee in; watching for foul play, checking off-side lines.
Television Match Official (TMO)
His duty is to assist the referee in certain decisions and is connected with the referee with the help of radio.,
Hold the ball very properly the moment the player touches the ball.
When the ball is in the possession of the player and he is the carrier of the ball then he/she must be very sure that they handle the ball in a way so the possession is not lost. Handling involves moving around the ball in relation to the body.
It is one of the most important area of the rugby core skills. While moving the ball it should carefully be moved to the player who is better placed than you and thus use the ball to the best advantage as a team.
"Let the ball do the work" is a saying in the games like rugby which means move the ball with well-judged passes and you will break through defenses as the ball moves faster than the players.
You can make a successful attack even without the ball. It is one of the surprising core rugby skills. Tune into the ball carrier and dislodge the defence.
The historical backdrop of rugby union pursues from different football match-ups played sometime before the nineteenth century. However, it was not until the heart of that century that the rules and standards were planned and systematised. The system of football later known as rugby union can be followed to three occasions: the first set of composed principles in 1845, the Blackheath Club's choice to leave the Football Association in 1863 and the development of the Rugby Football Union in 1871. The code was initially referred to just as "rugby football". It was not until a faction in 1895, over the instalment of players, which brought about the arrangement of the different code of rugby league, that the name "rugby union" was utilised to separate the first rugby code. For the greater part of its history, rugby was an entire novice football code, and the game's directors as often as possible forced bans and confinements on players who they saw as an expert. It was not until the year1995 that rugby union was announced an "open" amusement, and in this manner, professional skills were authorised by the code's administering body, World Rugby—at that point known as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB).,
Until 1860, rugby balls were made up of pig bladder that was covered with leather. However, unlike the modern day rugby balls, they were spherical. But after later advancements in technology, manufacturers started making leather balls which were made up of a leather bladder and were oval. This feature made the balls more durable and convenient to handle.
The rugby boots were originally high cut above the ankle. However, nowadays, players wear normal sporting shoes or mid-cut boots.,
Beach rugby is a variation of rugby union which is played on the sand. The field is around 30-50 metres long and 20-35 metres wide, and the sport is played with two teams of 3-7 players each. The matches are usually 10-14 minutes long with 6-7 minutes of halves' periods.
Rugby sevens is a much shorter variation of the sports of rugby union. The duration of the match is just fifteen minutes with two halves of seven minutes each plus the one-minute break. The rugby sevens field is a hundred metres long and seventy meters wide.
it is a variant of rugby union which is played indoors on an astroturf surface. The dimensions of an arena rugby field are much smaller than rugby union fields (and even rugby sevens' fields). The only way of scoring points in this game is by 'tries'.
In the game of tag rugby, defenders attempt to pull off a velcro attached tag from an attacker's body to prevent them from scoring a point. It is also called flag rugby.
Touch rugby is another variant of the sport of rugby union in which the tackle is replaced by touch.
A variant of rugby union which is played on a field covered with snow.
it is another variant of rugby union which is quite similar to rugby sevens (in terms of rules and regulations) except that it uses ten players on a team - five of which play forward, while the other fives play backwards. Matches are played in two ten minutes halves.
Mini rugby is a variant of rugby union that is suited for children. It is classified under two categories - under 9 and under 10. the field is 60x35 m in, and the matches are played in two fifteen minutes halves.
Wheelchair rugby is another variant of rugby union is suited for players with disabilities. It is played indoors on a hardwood surface with two teams of six players each. There must be only four active players in a team, and the matches are also played in four, eight minute quarters.
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