Rugby League

Rugby League is a full contact sport with different rules from Rugby Union. An international sport, rugby league is popular in Europe and Australasian countries.

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How do you line mark a rugby league field?

The pitch is normally (NRL REGS) 100 meters in length goal line to goal line its is marked across the centre line (50m) each half is then lined off (fron the centre line ) 10 metres. Then from the goal line it is marked 10 meters and at 20 meters. The goal line to dead ball line is must be 6m minimum to 11 m max in depth.

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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 a team keeps possesssion of the ball. In League when a player with the ball is tackled the referee will halt play and it is restarted when the tackled player stands, places the ball on the ground and rakes it back with his foot to the player (dummy-half) behind them. The opposition must retreat 10 metres from the play-of the-ball except for two markers who line up in front of the player of the ball. The team in possession can recycle the ball 5 times in this manner but if they are tackled with the ball a 6th time then the ball is handed over to the opposition.

In rugby union the shoulder charge is illegal, players must use their arms in a tackle, whereas in rugby league a shoulder charge is a legitmate form of tackle. In rugby league a tackle stops play but in rugby union play continues with a ruck or maul where players from either side lock together and push against those of the other side for territorial advantage or for better position over the ball. This requires players to be bound together (holding on to each other), this is why they must use their arms in the tackle.

Another significant difference is what happens when the ball goes into touch (the ball crosses the sideline, leaving the field of play). In Union play is restarted with a lineout whereas in League play is restarted with a scrum. A lineout means players of each side stand in line perpendicular to the sideline and next to one another and the ball is pitched from the sideline up between the 2 lines. Players jump up for possession of the ball. There can be up to eight players per team involved in the lineout, the number is determined by the team throwing in. A scrum is the locking of a group of players from each side and their pushing as a team against the group from the other team. As the ball is dropped down between the 2 teams on the ground, each side pushes against the other in order that the ball passes under their feet to their half-back/scrum half.

If the ball is forced in goal by the defending team then a drop-kick is taken to restart play in both codes, however in rugby league the drop-kick is taken from the goal line but in rugby it is taken from the 22 metre line. In rugby union, if the ball is carried into the in-goal area by the defending team and then forced or put dead (over the dead ball line or into touch in the in-goal area) then a scrum is awarded to the attacking team 5 metres from the goal line.

Number-wise: a Rugby Union team consists of 15 players and a Rugby League team has 13 players (eliminating the two flankers from the side of the scrum).

Rugby Union points: a try is worth 5 points, a conversion is 2 points, a penalty goal is 3 points and a drop-goal is 3 points.

Rugby League points: a try is worth 4 points, a conversion is 2 points, a penalty goal is 2 points and a drop-goal is 1 point.

rugby union differences from league (rules)

Union: unlimited tackles, League: 6 before turn over

Union: pass the ball along the ground to dummy half, League: get up and roll under foot.

Union: when ball is kicked out there is throw ins. League: either team can receive another set of 6 depending on what's happened.

Union: 5 point try, 7 if converted, 2 point field goal, 3 point penalty goal. (Field goal is 3 points)

League: 4 point try, 6 if converted, 1 point field goal, 2 point penalty goal.

Roughly 2 more people on field at once in union than league. Numbers for positions are different.

Rugby Union is more tactical than Rugby League and there is more room for error.

there are many more differences than people think and to many to list.

Rugby Union restarts with a scrum or a lineout. Rugby League restart normally with a dummy scrum or a tap and play.

Rugby union has rucks and mauls. Rugby League restart after a tackle with a dummy scrum

Rugby Union has 15 players. Rugby League has 13. Rugby League has 2 forwards less than union. The flank or loose forwards numbers 6 &7.

League and union forwards use their physicality in different ways; league forwards act more as individuals while union forwards combine to work as a unit. Union forwards expend more energy at the tackle-ball situation and at set piece (scrum and lineout) and league forwards take more hit-ups and make more tackles.

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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

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Which major league team once had three players vomit on the field at the same time?

I heard it was the Seattle Mariners outfield in the early 90's. Kevin Mitchell, Keen Griffey Jr., and Jay Buhner. But I have been a Mariners fan for a long time and I don't remember that. But this just what I heard Yankees No team that I am aware of has had four players vomit on the field in the same game. There is a team that had three players (the entire outfield) vomit in the same inning. Jay Buhner, Kevin Mitchell & Ken Griffey of the Seattle Mariners. It was the Mariners. Kevin Mitchell went first and caused the other two to do as well The seattle Mariners had this unlikely sequence happen to them

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Who is the best prop in rugby league today?

propaly someone anlong the lines of ben hannatt,david shillington petro and sam burggess

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What is the longest game of rugby league?

Unless it's a match where there MUST be a winner. i don't know about the longest, but in 2009 (or was it 2010?) the Roosters beat the Tigers in the NRL Semi-Final which went on for just under 100 minutes. I'm sure there has been longer

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Who won the 2010 state of origin?

Queensland won the 2010 state of origin 3-0

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Who is the oldest rugby player?

Right now it would be Teko Hamakieh he is 50 years old and still going strong

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Average wage in rugby league?

between £19,000 - £40-000 a year, The ruby elite will get paid near the £100,000 a year mark, but you could probably count them on your two hands. The rugby elite will also earn more through sponsorship etc. Bear in mind that in Ruby League there is a cap on what a squad of players can be paid, the cap is up to 1 million pounds a year, but take into consideration that there are sometimes up to thirty players in a Rugby League squad.

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When did the french first play rugby league?

1934 is the short answer.

Like in England, there were widespread accounts of clubs paying players and the French Rugby Federation (FFR) decided to make an example of a few players. One of these was a chap called Jean Galia - a stubborn man, to say the least - and his reaction to being banned by the FFR was to go to England and learn about this new game. He went back to France, cobbled together a side of like-minded individuals and built a side, pretty much from scratch, to take on the English. Clubs were set up, some switched en masse from union as the FFR's purge on paying players gathered momentum.

There was an interregnum in the 1940s when the wartime Vichy government banned rugby league and seized all it's assets, but that's a whole other story.

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What sports do you use reaction time in?

Reaction time is defined as the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it. Every sport uses reaction time. Every sport requires you to do a sitmulus and respond to it.

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Names of players of Australian NRL sharks team 2002?

NOt sure who was in reserve grade

(1) David Peachey

(2) Colin Best

(3) Paul Mellor

(4) Chris McKenna

(5) Matthew Rieck

(6) Matthew Johns

(7) Brett Kimmorely

(8) Jason Stevens

(9) Preston Campbell

(10) Chris Beattie

(11) Sam Isemonger

(12) Karl Lovell

(13) Nick Graham

(14) Danny Nutley

(15) Andrew Pierce

(16) Paul Gallen

(17) Dean Treister

(18) Paul Franze

(19) Brett Firman

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Who invented rugby league?

On August 29, 1895 representatives of the northern clubs met in the George Hotel, Huddersfield to form the "Northern Rugby Football Union". The reasons stem from the roots of rugby union. In the south of the country the game was played mainly by the "upper classes" at public schools, but in the north it was played by mainly working class men such as miners etc. When they got injured or were to play a match that interfered with working hours they wanted some sort of payment to compensate but the rugby union would not agree to this saying that if you cannot afford to play the game dont play it at all! That is what caused the split. Certain rules were changed, play the ball after a tackle, scrum instead of a line out etc, and teams reduced from 15 to 13 players. jed.

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How many rugby league players have switched to rugby union and who?

These are just the ones i can think of:

Rex Mossop

Brian Carney

Ray Price

Wendell Sailor

Matt Rogers changed back to league

Lote Tuquiri

Michael O'Connor

Andy Farrell (ENG)

Jason Robinson (ENG)

Brad Thorn (NZ) ARL - Super14/All Blacks - ARL - Super14

Timana Tahu (AUS) ARL - Super14

Clinton Schifcofske (AUS) ARL - Super14

Andrew Walker (AUS) ARL - Super14 - ARL

Henry Paul (NZ) SuperLeague/Kiwis - English Prem(?)/England 7s

Leslie Vianakolo - Newest winger of the English team.

Ryan Cross(AUS) ARL- Super 14

Chris Ashton - came from Wigan RL and went to Northampton Saints (while in div.1) NB: he was selected in the England Saxons squad in Jan/Feb 08

and also Sonny Bill Williams

Berrick Barnes AUS

Mark Mclinden

Iestyn Harris -Wales

Jonathen Davis - Wales

Scott Quinell

Gareth Davies

by the way, Lote Tuquiri is with the Wests Tigers :D

and warriors want sonny bill to go to them

but will a 1 million dollar compreshion (cant spell) to the doggies

The figure is less than 1% world wide. This is because when the game split League paid its players where Union wanted to remain armature. In the late 1970s and early 80's a number of Union code player moved across to the League code. This was because of the money involved in the game. Union in the mid to late 80's saw many of its top names move and forced through the Regional system to make the Union game more attractive and to start paying its players.

Well, these are the new 2011 update:

Lagi Setu

Luke Patten

Blake Green

Marc Herbert

Josh Lewis

Chris Bailey

Josh Perry

Ben Farrar

Jeff Lima

Ryan Hoffman

Brett Finch

Cooper Vuna

Scott Dureau

Ben Cross

Ian Henderson

Luke O'Donnell

Willie Mason

Jarrod Saffy

Lopini Paea

Nick Kouparitsas

there is all so sonny bill Williams

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Who has won the most origin games?


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How many minutes in a rugby league game?


80mintues a game, 40mins a half, and golden point is 20 (depending on the scores)

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Is Sonny bill Williams Muslim?

Actually he is, he has been since 2008,

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Who is Johnathan Thurston going out with?


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How many players are on an Australian rugby league team?

There are 13 players on an Australian rugby league team.

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How do you kick a rugby ball?

5 basic ways

Place kick - for kicking for goal/penalty goal.

Ball is ideally placed in a cup (ball holder) with the points vertical (points up and down) The ball is the tipped forward slightly in the direction of kick. The lace holes should be facing forward if the ball has a laces. This stops the boot hitting the lace and the ball shooting off in different directions. The ball is then kicked with the front of the boot (not the toe cap)

From hand - grubber kick. The ball is dropped to the boot with the points of the ball vertical as in the placed penalty kick but the top point is closer to the body so that the kick makes contact just above the point closest to the ground. This causes the ball the bounce on its its which for he opposing catcher is more difficult to make contact and can bounce randomly again making catching more difficult.

From hand - Drop kick The ball is again dropped point first. As the ball makes contact with the ground it is struck with the boot - Use from restarts and drop goals

From hand - kick to touch - Normally used as a penalty the kick is used to gain ground. The ball is held and release just as the kick is made. The ball is normally at knee height when it connects with the boot. The ball is pointing forward at approximately 45 degrees to the players body. The boot hits the ball just off the center line and beneath. This cause the ball to spin through the air similar to a torpedo ( its also known as a torpedo kick). The spin of the ball reduces the air resistance making it travel further.

Kick from hand -The punt. The ball is held by the points and dropped to the kicking boot. The ball with normally gain height rather than distance. It the effect is a "kick and chase" where the opposing team will try and catch the ball whilst the chaser will also attempt to catch the ball. By the chase making the catch it means they are running forward and toward the goal line - The forward momentum is used to make a positive attack on the opposing teams defense. Here is a You tube feature that covers some of the techniques

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Name USA's rugby team?

The current 2007 WRC team are as follows: Mark Aylor - Lock Inaki Basauri - Loose forward Henry Bloomfield - No. 8 Blake Burdette - Hooker Todd Clever - Flanker Phillip Eloff - Centre Paul Emerick - Centre/Wing Chad Erskine - Centre/Wing Vahafolau Esikia - Centre Luke Gross - Lock Mike Hurcus - Flyhalf Owen Lentz - Hooker Mike MacDonald - Prop Valenese Malifa - Flyhalf Mike Mangan - Lock Hayden Mexted - Lock Matekitonga Moeakiola - Prop Fifita Mounga - Loose forward Takudzwa Ngwenya - Wing Andrew Osbourne - Fullback/Wing Chris Osentowski - Prop Thretton Palamo - Centre Alec Parker - Lock Dan Payne - Loose forward Michael Petri - Scrumhalf Salesi Sika - Wing Louis Stanfill - Loose forward Albert Tuipulotu - Centre John Van Der Giessen - Lock Jonathon Vitale - Prop Chris Wyles - Wing

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When does the French rugby league championship play their season?

Season 2007/2008 starts on the 6th of October 2007 and finishes on the 12th of April 2008. The championship playoffs start on the 20th of April and the Grand Final in played on the 18th of May 2008

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Where did rugby originate from?

Legend has it that rugby originated from Rugby School, Rugby, England. In 1823, during a game of football (soccer), 16 year old William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it towards the opponent's goal. The other boys liked the game, and a whole new sport was developed around this one disobedience of the laws of football. A full set of rules was created, and in 1871 the RFU (Rugby Football Union) was formed.

However, various games of a similar nature were popular throughout medieval England, so Webb Ellis probably wasn't solely responsible for the formation of one of the world's most popular sports.


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