Rugby is considered one of the most exciting contact sports today. This is the perfect mixture of the hard-hitting physical nature of football and the speed and motion of soccer.
A rugby ball is somewhat like a football in shape and sizenonetheless, it is larger. Additionally, most modern versions have no laces already. In terms of personal gear, a mouthpiece is mandatory while a soft-padded head gear (scrum cap) is discretionary.
Be aware that the playing field in this kind of sport is called the”pitch”. It is a large grassy surface which is 100m long and 70m wide with uprights on every end. Behind the uprights is the goal area, which must be 10m deep at minimum. Additionally, this can be 22m in depth.
Two teams will be represented on the pitch, with 15 players each. Each group will be broken into 2 distinct groupings – the pack and the backs. The package (represented by Jersey numbers 1-8) will consists of larger, more physical players while the backs (represented by Jersey numbers 9-15) are composed of the faster players.
The Game’s Objective
To score goals, known as a”try”, is the objective of this sport. This can be accomplished by touching the ball inside the opposing team’s end zone. Know that any participant can take the ball and can score. A try is equivalent to 5 points. After which, a conversion kick will be awarded, allowing for a chance to add 2 more score points when successful.
Another way of scoring is through a”drop target”, which is equal to 3 points. Be reminded though that for a drop goal to be counted, the ball has to make contact with the ground before being kicked.
Penalty kicks can similarly be granted for many penalties. This is also worth 3 points.
Today, there are lots of professional levels of rugby. In some countries, there are different city clubs, which are comparable with pro football teams in various states. There is also the worldwide level, which is considered as the”big show”. International teams will be composed of representatives from town teams in various countries. They are often the most watched rugby events these days.