Beginners guide to rugby
Consult World Rugby Beginners guide to rugby for a good overview of the sport.
The objective of rugby is to score more points than the opponent. To achieve this, a player can:
On offense, players can use lateral passes or forward kick to beat opponent’s defense.
On defense, players try to stop their opponents by tackling them to the ground (avoiding contact to the head). Once the ball carrier is on the ground, he must release the ball to allow a standing player to recover it. The tackler must also let him go. This rule makes rugby very fast pace, with little interruptions.
Rugby teams are usually made up of players with specific roles, depending on their strengths and weaknesses, making the game both accessible and strategic.
To learn more about this topic
Visit World Rugby website to find more about rugby rules.
Download World Rugby Laws of the Game.