Six Nations (rugby)

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Six Nations (rugby)

Postby lunababy_moonchild » Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:59 pm

Scotland 20-16 France. Scotland held on for a magnificent victory over France in the Six Nations.

For those not familiar with the game it's much like American Football - or so it seems to this uninitiate - without the padding.

Just thought you'd like to know. It's not often that Scotland win anything at all and they weren't expected to win 'cos France are a very good side.

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Postby Chessmaster » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:41 pm

how many points do you get when you score in rugby. in american football you get 6; how does it score for rugby?
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Postby gandalf » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:30 am

Scores in rugby are as follows:


5 points - try (touching the ball down over the line - the ball MUST be touched down, it is not enough to cross the line with the ball in your hands)

2 points - conversion (kicking the ball between the posts after scoring a try)

3 points - penalty (kicking the ball between the posts from a kick on the floor)

3 points - drop goal (kicking the ball between the posts from the hands when in open play)

Hope that clears things up.

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Postby afjt » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:25 pm

Just to clarify - we are talking here about rugby union, not proper rugby (ie league) !
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:32 pm

afjt wrote:Just to clarify - we are talking here about rugby union, not proper rugby (ie league) !

Yes this is Rugby Union.

What's the difference?

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Postby Chessmaster » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:57 pm

thanks for the information
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Postby afjt » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:44 am

From http://www.firstscience.com/site/editor/033_ramblings_21112003.asp
"Rugby League has 13 players, Rugby Union has 15. Most of the laws are similar or identical, but there are bigger differences. Union puts a lot of emphasis on scrums and line-outs (when the ball goes out of play). League has both but they are really incidental to the game. On the other hand a League team has 6 tackles to score a try before it goes to the opposition. These difference make them essentially different games with some common skill elements. They actually split in 1895 over the issue of paying players. With league going professional, and union staying as an 'amateur' sport (to say it was amateur is really apocryphal with all the training that was expected - 'not paid' is a more accurate description) until the last few years when it has also gone professional."

In the UK, Rugby League is playing mainly in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
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