Try hard

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 September, 2008, 12:00am

Rugby is played by two teams.

Each team has 15 members who play with an oval ball. The goal posts are like a big letter 'H'.

The winning team is the one that scores most points.

There are three ways to score points.

1. Try A player can put the ball down beyond the goal line. This is called a try. A try is worth five points.

2. Conversion After scoring a try, a team can attempt a conversion.

This is kicking the ball over the bar but between the goal posts.

A conversion is worth two points.

3. Drop goal/penalty kick This is kicking the ball over the bar but between the goal posts from open play. A drop goal or penalty kick is worth three points.

Tackling

To stop the other team scoring points the players have to be caught and the ball taken from them. This is called tackling. To avoid being tackled, players pass the ball to their teammates. Players are only allowed to pass the ball backwards.

Rugby can also be played with seven or 10 players in each team.

 

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