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Basic Rugby Terms

Whether you’re just learning how to play or watching a match, here’s a list of key rugby jargon for beginners to understand and enjoy the game better.

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Common Infringements in Rugby

Learn about the most common infringements in the Rugby Union in this article.

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Executing different types of kicks in Rugby

Find out some of the different ways that players can kick the ball during a game of rugby.

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Rugby positions: Backs

Find out the roles of each position in the ‘backs’ or ‘three-quarters’.

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Rugby positions: Forward

Discover what role each forward carries out in the game of rugby.

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Rugby Sevens and 10-a-side

These two variations of the traditional 15-a-side game are gaining in popularity with sevens now featuring in the 2015 SEA Games and 2016 Olympics.

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Rugby: Types of passing and catching

There are many different ways to move the rugby ball across the playing field in a game. Find out what these different ways are and how to execute them.

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Rugby Union: The Basics

Find out more about the basics of the sport of rugby.

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Scoring in Rugby

Learn about the different ways to score points in rugby union.

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Tackling safely in Rugby

Find out the right way to tackle safely in rugby and avoid injuries.

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