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For the Beginner Rugby player at SUNY Cortland<br />By: Drew Herrmann<br />Basic Rules and Terminology<br />
History and Origin of Rugby<br />The popular view of how rugby originated comes from England<br />Story is,1823, William Webb Ellis, student at Rugby School in England picked up the ball and ran with it while playing European football (Soccer)<br />Running with ball became own sport and new category of football was born, played in the early to mid 1800s<br />Rugby Football Union (RFU) formed mid 1800s to unify sport with set of recognized rules<br />Two different forms of Rugby Football were established, Rugby Union (15 players) and Rugby League (13 players)<br />
Growth Worldwide and in North America<br /><ul><li>More than 5 million people play rugby in over 117 countries
Participation in rugby worldwide has increased 19% since 2007 RWC
England has the highest participation rate with 2,549,196 registered players</li></li></ul><li>Moving the ball possession across the pitch <br />The objective in Rugby is to move the ball on the pitch using three different skills towards the oppositions goal, called the Tryline<br />A Ruck is formed to keep possession of the ball after a tackle is made <br />Ruck: a fight for possession of ball<br />Ruck is formed when someone goes to ground with ball, usually during tackle<br />Tackled player places ball towards his team to retain possession<br />Players from each team push opposing players over tackle and ball to win possession<br />
Scoring <br />Ball carried over Tryline and touched down<br />Worth 5 points<br />Conversion Kick after a Try<br />Worth 2 points<br />Penalty kick, or Drop Goal during play<br />Worth 3 points<br />
Set Plays<br /><ul><li>A Scrum consists of each teams 8 pack players
Each pack pushes the other to a position over the ball so it can be raked back with a foot
A Lineout is a throw in when the ball goes into touch (out of bounds)
The opposing packs lift a player who tries to receive the ball</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br />Main Points<br />Only pass backwards<br />Kick forwards at any time<br />Score by running, passing, and kicking ball over Tryline and touch it down<br />15 players on the pitch <br />80 minutes of play, two 40 minute halves<br />Drop Goals and extra points<br />If you want to learn more watch rugby clips on YouTube, or the 2011 Rugby World Cup!<br />
Sources<br />“Origins of Rugby”. Copyright 2007. Retrieved September 29, 2011 from http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/<br />“Rugby Rules for Beginners” uploaded by monkthatgotfunk September 25, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOpAvEdHQo<br />“Jeremy Staunton kicks a penalty 2 London Wasps/USAP rugby union game in Heineken Cup”. Uploaded by zoonabar on October 28, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2011 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jeremy_Staunton_kicks_a_penalty_2_Wasps_Perpignan.jpg<br />“Twickenhamrugby stadium, from the North Stand.” released by Gareth Owen December 24, 2005. Retrieved on September 29, 2011 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twickenham_rfu.jpg<br />“My own work, taken at Jade Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand. Rugby Super 14, Crusaders vs Brumbies, 12th May 2006. Crusaders won 33-3”.Photo by MareeLeveley. Uploaded October 23, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2011 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scrum-1.JPG <br />
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