Rugby

Rugby is a free-flowing game that features a combination of strength, speed and strategy to move a ball into an opponent’s territory. Rugby is a full-contact sport yet players wear little-or no protective gear. Rugby evolved from football (soccer) and is often called the ‘game played in heaven’.

Two teams play in an 80-minute match and use an oval ball to try to score more points than the other team. A team is made up of 15 players, which are divided into forwards, who tend to be the bigger and stronger players that fight for possession of the ball, and the backs, who are the faster and more agile players that usually are the ones to score tries. Players can run and kick the ball, but can only pass it backwards.

Rugby is similar to both American football and soccer. In all three sports, you can kick the ball. But there are also some differences for example, there are no pads or helmets, there are different ways of scoring and passing, and the pitch is rectangular, not oval. I hope my blog has helped u understand more about soccer and hopefully find an interest in it.

http://www.whatisrugby.com/rugby-basics/rubgy-overview/  Definition of rugby.

http://www.tdchristian.ca/classes/physed/rugby.pdf Description of the game.

http://www.rugby.com.au/tryrugby/Playing/RugbyExplained.aspx  Rules of the Game.

DISCLAIMER – This blog is part of a school project. Student work will be monitored to prevent copyright issues and to assure school appropriate materials. Should you find a problem with what has been posted please contact

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