The Rules (Laws) of Rugby Union in Perth



Let us explain the laws of rugby union. The object of the game is for your team to score more points than the opposing team. The game is played with two teams of 15 playing on a field. That’S 100 meters, long between the goal lines In rugby union. You may run forwards with the ball and you may kick the ball forwards, But whats interesting about rugby union is that you can only pass the ball backwards or sideways.


The Main laws of rugby is You cannot pass the ball forwards and doing so will result in your opponent being awarded possession. The idea is to score points and there are several ways to do. This. # 1, A Try. You can run with the ball into the opponent’s in goal area a place. The ball down onto the ground. This is a try and is worth five points.


Unlike in American Football, the player must press the ball on the ground with downward pressure. No downward pressure equals no try # 2, A Conversion After scoring a try. You awarded a conversion, kick to add more points. The kick is made from a spot. Twenty meters from the goal line and perpendicular to the spot, where the try was scored.


Kicking the rugby ball between the posts and over the crossbar scores. Two points # 3, A penalty. If your opponent commits a foul, you may choose to kick the ball from the ground between the goal posts. This scores three points # 4. A Drop-Goal.You can also kick the ball between the posts at any time. During open play To do this, you must drop the ball on onto the ground first before kicking it. This also scored three points.


To stop you from scoring your opponents, will try and stop you by tackling Your opponent, can grab you below the shoulders and pull you to the floor or stop you moving forwards In rugby union once a player is tackled, the ball carrier MUST let go of the Rugby Ball, This usually results in players pushing each other away on the ground. Whilst a team mate tries to get possession of the ball players from either team can get possession at this point, This is known as a ruck and is an important part in the game.


To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of men rolling around on the floor a bit, but in reality theyre trying to push their opponents away so that they can get the ball. The maul is the other important part of the game. This is essentially a ruck, whilst standing up players will push opposing players backwards in order to get better field position, Unlike in American Football or rugby League, there are no set limits for possession


If a team can keep the ball for the entire game, they generally will. The game is played in two 40 minute halves For a combined playing time of 80 minutes Team with the highest score after 80. Minutes wins Thats, basically the gist of it, but theres. A few other rules youll need to understand before playing or going to a game.


For example, knock on Any player deflecting the ball forwards with their arms or body is committing a knock-on. Remember, youre not allowed to pass the ball forwards, so youre not allowed to deflect it forwards either unless its a kick Committing a knock on will result in the other team being awarded a scrum Scrum. This is a method of restarting play, usually after a forward pass or knock on


The forwards of both teams line up and push against one another. Whilst the ball is rolled between them In general, any team can win possession of the ball at this point in touch. This is rugby terminology for out of the playing area. As indicated in the laws of the game The outer lines of the field are touch lines and any ball leaving the field of play is said to be in touch Line-out. This is another method of restarting play, usually when the ball has left the field in touch players from each team line up 1 metre. Apart, whilst the ball is thrown into play between them, players are allowed to lift teammates up to try and gain possession of the ball.


There are many other rules not discussed here, but as you watch or play rugby union, they will be very clear. They will become very clear indeed,


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