The rules of rugby.

The rules to the game of rugby.
Pretty basic but im sure those new to rugby and those more at home with its rules will appreciate the guide: Phone Post 3.0

facking smash cunts!

I still dont get how to score. Its like getting a touchdown in football right? Once your tackled you gotta like... hand the ball to the other team or something? You can throw and kick it and stuff while running around?

There are several ways to score points.

A try - five points are awarded for touching the ball down in your opponent's goal area.

A conversion - two points are added for a successful kick through the goalposts after a try

A goal kick - three points are awarded for a penalty kick or drop goal through the posts

If both teams score the same amount of points, or no points are scored, then the match is a draw. In some cases, extra time is played to decide who wins. Phone Post 3.0

Oh. And thanks squat dog.
I'll vote you up when I reset. Phone Post 3.0

How many downs are there? I'm a noob sorry Phone Post 3.0

OpenedUp - How many downs are there? I'm a noob sorry Phone Post 3.0
No downs. Turnovers can occur in open play or through rucks, line outs, scrums, etc. Phone Post 3.0

Then are there a bunch of scores on each side? Phone Post 3.0

Rugby League is different to Rugby Union. "Rugby" refers to Rugby Union.

Rugby League has 6 "tackles" before a turn over occurs, which are similar to downs. No line outs. Scoring a try or kicking as per Rugby, but slightly different scoring system (that is, different values for each). Phone Post 3.0

Basically, when you get brought to the ground in the tackle, you are given a short leeway to pass or place the ball, then you MUST release it or concede a penalty.

The ball can freely be picked up if there are no opposing players actively contesting the ball, but otherwise a Ruck is formed where the attacking players try to 'block' the defenders until a team-mate can pick it up. The defender attempt to push the 'blockers' off the Ruck to expose the ball for their own team.

Both attacking and defending players must remain on their feet and not flop over the ball like faggots.

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