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Rugby is a version of football with complex rules. Not for the weak of heart, rugby is played without pads or helmets. Ask questions about rugby rules, teams and records here.

Asked in Rugby, Math and Arithmetic, Time

How long is 80 minutes?

80 minutes is equivalent to 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Asked in Rugby, Rugby World Cup

How has auckland prepared for the rugby world cup?

Improvements to the transport netowrk, additional camping areas for travelling supporters, food establishments have taken on extra staff as have pubs etc. Hotles have increased staff as many are fully booked, additional staff in in the emergancy services in the event of issues the gound has been overhauled to cope with higher usages. ...
Asked in Rugby

Is Stephen Jones the rugby player married?

No but Stephen Jones has a son, Seb Joseff Jones, who was born to his fiancé Gwen at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, on 8 July 2011 ...
Asked in Rugby

How big is a size 5 rugby ball?

27 cm (11 in) long and 60 cm (24 in) in circumference
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Rugby, Rugby Union

How much do female rugby union player make?

Female rugby players don't gane any money they usually have a job.
Asked in Rugby, Namibia

What are the names of the Namibian Rugby players?

Full-back Heini Bock, Tertius Losper Wing Melrick Africa, John Drotsky, Deon Mouton, Ryan Witbooi Center Lu-Wayne Botes, Du Preez Grobler, Emile Wessels Fly-Half Morné Schreuder Scrum-Half Eugene Jantjies, Jurie van Tonder Number 8 Jacques Burger, Jacques Nieuwenhuis Flanker Tinus du Plessis, Herman Lintvelt, Michael MacKenzie Lock Nico Esterhuyse, Domingo Kamongo, Uakazuwaka Kazombiaze, Heino Senekal Hooker Hugo Horn,Bradley Langenhoven, Johannes Meyer, Piet van Zyl Prop Jané du Toit, Kees Lensing, Johnny Redelinghuys, Marius Visser Coach Dawid Hakkies Husselmann ...
Asked in Rugby

Who is the tallest rugby player who still plays?

It appears to be as of 2013; Devin Toner of Ireland at 6ft 11in Richie Gray of Scotland at 6ft 10in Luke Chartris of Newport Dragons and Wales at 6 feet 9 6ft8 lock Andries Bekker SA Chris Thomson 6ft 8 Australian ...
Asked in Rugby, Rugby Union

Which rugby team play in pink?

Teams usually play in pink to support cancer charities like the Cardiff Blues and Newcastle Falcons who both gave money from the sales of the shirts to cancer charities although french side Stade Francais have worn pink shirts but not for cancer reaserch. ...
Asked in Rugby

What was the longest rugby match ever played?

As of 2013 the longest rugby match ever is 24 hours and 51 minutes. The game was played between Scotty's Little Soldiers and Armed Forces XV with a final score of 1,742 - 828 in favour of the Armed Forces squad. The match raised over £60,000 for charity. ...
Asked in Sports, Rugby

What do we call referee in rugby?

If you listen to the crowd they have a range of names for the referee and other match officials. However, the ref is the referee and as a group they are refereed to as the match officials. ...
Asked in Rugby

Is benji marshall gay?

Benji Marshall is definitely not gay. His girlfriend's name is Zoe Balbi and they have been together for many years. ...
Asked in Rugby

What does TBC on sporting fixtures mean?

TBC = To Be Confirmed. This is usually placed against a fixture that is planned but may have to be cancelled for other reasons i.e. A more important game may occur if a team wins a qualifier for instance ...
Asked in Sports, Rugby

How many minutes each half for rugby?

40 minutes per half
Asked in Rugby, Rugby League, Rugby Union

What is the difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union?

The main difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union lies in what happens in the tackle situation. In Union when a player is tackled (Their progress is physically halted by the opposition) the ball is recycled by a ruck (if the ball is on the ground) or by a maul (if the ball is held up off the ground). One recycling of the ball is called a phase and there is no limit to the number of phases as long as...
Asked in Rugby

How can fair play be promoted in rugby?

As in all sports there is a level of gamesmanship. However, the game has very little issue with fair play. The iRB and the home boards have taken great strides in cracking down on issue of unfair play. In a recent case the RFU (England board) banned a player for using fake blood to make it look like an opponent hit him ...
Asked in Football - Soccer, Rugby

Why is a soccer field bigger than a rugby field?

It isn't. People think it is because when the people show the football pitch, it looks bigger. When it's the rugby pitch they show it at the side so it looks smaller than a football pitch. From :) ...
Asked in Rugby, Ireland, Rugby League

Where do Ireland play rugby?

Assuming its union then Lansdown Road (Aviva Stadium) as of 06/11/2010 The league team played last at leinsters ground ...
Asked in Rugby

Is rugby more popular than football?

If you are referring to soccer then as yet its not quite. However, there are huge changes in the fan base as more people look to the game from a player and fan perspective. ...
Asked in Rugby

Are rugby players required to wear helmets?

The only head gear allowed is either a scum cap, which is made of a soft sponge like material or a head band normally made of adhesive bandage. The IRB do not allow hard helmets as in some other sports. There is NO regulation making the wearing of scrum caps obligatory ...
Asked in Rugby

What is another name for a rugby players jockstrap?

Supporter or suspensor . Most players now wear swimming trunks due to the fact that they offer greater coverage if shorts are torn or pulled down ...
Asked in Rugby

Is rugby easy or difficult to learn?

Its easy to learn the rules, but diffcult to play.
Asked in Rugby

Where are the tallest rugby goal posts in the world?

Wednesbury Rugby Club is a rugby union club based in Wednesbury, West Midlands, UK. It was founded in 1921 and is the home of the world's record braking tallest rugby posts. Fabricated from steel tube by Irvon steel in the West Midlands and then galvanized Wednesbury Rugby Club's world record breaking posts are 38.26m high above the ground. ...
Asked in Rugby

What is the ball you play rugby with called?

Its called "A Rugby Ball" simple as that - There are different manufactures of these balls but they are all a rugby ball ...