Drop Goal

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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.

Wednesday, 24 September, 2008, 12:00am

De Beer transforms rare feat into an art form

Before last weekend drop goals in rugby union were, with a few potent exceptions, small beer. Then along came South Africa's Jannie de Beer with his own special brew.

It was knock-out stuff. His world record five drop goals had England rocking and reeling and they awoke the next day with a massive World Cup hangover.

1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Resurgent Valley claim second trophy

VALLEY, written off in the pre-season build-up, emerged as genuine league contenders when they beat Kowloon 20-3 to win the inaugural LOGO Cup at Mongkok Stadium last night.

Despite missing several key players, Valley took advantage of Kowloon's inability to keep possession, scoring two converted tries, a penalty and a drop goal.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Aliens invade - now bring on the sevens

THE multi-coloured, multi-national and multi-talented Aliens invaded the Carlsberg 10-a-side tournament in take-no-prisoners mood yesterday and easily lifted the title in front of a 3,000 Sports Road crowd.

Aliens, a team of Japan-based rugby globetrotters from New Zealand, Canada, Australia and a lone Englishman, rampaged past White Hart Marauders 24-12 in a one-sided final.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am