22 september 2011



Wazzup? Woke up this morning in dreary Sweden to catch the highlights of the latest Rugby World Cup game, between my home nation South Africa and their neighbors, Namibia. Turns out SA pummeled Namibia with 87-0 after the final whistle. Made me laugh a little when I saw the actual score. Sounds like I'm a bad sport but daaaamn, that's a pretty solid score the Bokke managed to put up. Proud of you boys! :D

Incase there are a few of you guys out there who don't know the finess within rugby, here's a "Rugby 101" basic info sheet I created 2 years ago while still in school. It was my part of my final assignment in school, came along with some footage and posters and some basic marketing of the sport here in cold Sweden!

Enjoy, catch you later!

The Basics
Each team consists of 15 players. (8 Forwards, 7 Backs)
Ball must be passed backwards or kicked forwards.
Points are awarded for scoring a try; touching the ball down across the try line, adding a conversion; kicking the ball between the posts after a try is awarded and kicking a Penalty; kicking the ball between the posts after being awarded a penalty.
Game is 80 minutes long, split into two halves each being, 40 minutes long.

Point system
Score (Try) = 5pts
Goal kick after scoring a "try(Conversion) = 2pts
Penalty Kick = 3pts
Goal kick during play (Drop goal) = 3pts

Different player positions in a rugby game

1. Loosehead Prop
2. Hooker
3. Tighthead Prop
4. Second Row
5. Second Row
6. Blindside Flanker
7. Openside Flanker
8. Number 8

9. Scrum Half
10. Out Half
11. Left Winger
12. Inside Centre
13. Outside Centre
14. Right Winger
15. Full Back

The Scrum
Each teams forwards engage with each other like this;

the Scrum half of the team that has the scrum puts the ball into the middle of the scrum from the side and each hooker tries to get the ball to the back of the scrum where the Number 8 is, whilst both teams push against each other to try to secure some ground.

When a player puts the ball into touch (that is, out of the field of play), the opposing team is awarded a line-out. An exception is that if the ball is kicked into touch from a penalty kick, the team that was awarded the penalty throws in to the resulting line-out. A line-out is formed with a minimum of two players from each side; the maximum number is determined by the team throwing in and their opponents must not have more players in the line-out (though they can have fewer).

A player from the throwing team, usually (but not always) the hooker, throws the ball in.The thrower may throw the ball as high and as far as he wishes and players forming part of the line-out are allowed to jump up and catch the ball. A player in the line-out will attempt either to catch the ball.

A line-out ends when the ball, or a player carrying it, leaves the line-out, or, if a ruck or maul is formed at the line-out, when all the feet of all the players forming the ruck or maul move beyond the line of touch.

1 kommentar:

  1. Finally I can pretend to understand the world cup talk going on at work! Thanks, gonna read this when I get a chance!