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Rugby League Rules

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Spectators who has not seen Rugby Leagues before, the rules may seem to be very complicated. But, that's not the case. The basics rugby rules are very simple for rugby sports "Scoring". In rugby sport two teams have to carry, pass, kick and ground the ball for scoring as many points as possible. Rugby league sports leads to a lot of injuries.

Rugby League Scoring

Terms used for the scoring points in rugby league sports are:

  • Rugby Try
  • (5 points)
  • Penalty
  • (3 points)
  • Conversion Goal
  • (2 points)
  • Penalty Try
  • (5 points)
  • Dropped goal
  • (3 points)

Try - In Rugby Sports :
This term is used to define a position when a player grounds the ball in the goal of his opponent. This fetches team 5 points.

Penalty Try - In Rugby Sports
This condition comes up when a player tries a penalty try but fails to score because of the opponents foul. Five points are given for this too.

Conversion Goal - In Rugby Sports
A conversion is kicked after a team wins a try and gets the scope to earn 2 extra points.

Penalty - In Rugby Sports
This is worth 3 points and is given when a player kicks a goal from a penalty kick.

Dropped Goal - In Rugby Sports
player kicks a goal from drop kick, gains 3 points

Rugby League Terms

Some of the most common terms used for team numbering and position are as follows:

FORWARDS - In Rugby Sports

  • Loose Head Prop
  • Hooker
  • Tight Head Prop
  • Lock
  • Lock
  • Blindside Flank
  • Open side Flank
  • Eight man

BACKS - In Rugby Sports

  • Scrumhalf in rugby sports
  • Fly half in rugby sports
  • Left Wing in rugby sports
  • Inside Center in rugby sports
  • Outside Center in rugby sports
  • Right Wing in rugby sports
  • Fullback in rugby sports

Rugby League Pitch

A rugby match has a duration of around 80 minutes, equally divided into two halves. There is however extra time for injury. Match is controlled by a referee, two touch judges, and a television match official. According to rugby rules, there are 3 ways to score a goal. These are a drop goal, a penalty goal and a conversion

Rugby League Regulations

Rugby norms say that the pitch has to be less than or equal to 100 meters in length. This however does not include the in-goal area. The in-goal has to be a minimum of 10 meters and not beyond 22 meters. As far as the width is concerned, it has to be around 70 meters but not more than that. The goal posts have a height of 5.6 meters besides the crossbar which is placed 3 meters above the ground.

Rugby League Basics

Rugby sports is a man's game. It is real hard work and stopped only when a side scores or somebody is really hurt. For example, when someone is tackled, he has to let go of the ball. The job of the forward is pushing the team away from the ball in order to get the ball out to the backs. There is another thing to remember. A penalty at times can lead to a SCRUM. The forwards lock up followed by the scrum placing the ball in the center of the two packs. The forward pushes each other over the ball and kicks it back to the hands of the scrum half. When the ball goes out of bounds Line outs are formed

Rugby League Safety

Rugby leads to a lot of injuries. And so a lot of protective gears have been invented to save players from getting hurt. The most important being the headgear. Though a lot of debate has taken place over the use of headgear, but considering the safety it is becoming very popular. For juniors, headgears are a must. Some of the other prominent protective gears include Studded rugby boots, Shin Pads, Shoulder Pads, Forearm Guard and Stick mits.


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