Rugby Union

A full contact team sport, rugby union originated in England. The sport uses an oval shaped ball and involves running with the ball in hand on a 100 by 70 meters field.

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How much do female rugby union player make?

Female rugby players don't gane any money they usually have a job.

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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.

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What are uncontested scrums?

In a contested scrum the two teams try to push the other off the ball to gain possession. In an uncontested scrum no pushing is permitted. This rule is usually invoked when a player in the scrum has sustained an injury. In international rugby, this rule is very rarely used as the injured player would normally be substituted.

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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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Why is power needed in rugby?

The definition of power is Speed X Strength OR performing strength movements quickly

Tackling someone hard (strength) and fast (speed) is more effective than just hitting them with stength.

You have to tackle them quickly so that they don't get away and to tackle you need strength.

So you need Power in rugby!

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Why is the stand off called fly half in rugby?

becauce they nomaly kick it so it flys

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How do you set up a rugby scrum?

You have 3 people per front the one in the middle is the hooker( no they are not sleeping around), and two props. These are usually the biggest guys who do not do a lot of running but still should be fit. then we have 4 usually larger people with a lot of strength the other two go on the outside. of the props and in between the next row. There face should be on the props butt. Then there are two strong guys who usually are larger. then we have the heavy duty made in the back. it works the same for both teams. Then it is the same for both sides.

The players will have to be bonded together. the ref will call crouch touch pause engage and then the scrum half will feed the ball to the middle but as close to his team as possible without having to get penaltize. The apposing scrum half will try to tackle 1st scrum half as soon as the touch the ball if apposing scrum half touches the 1st scrum half before he or she touches the ball it is a penalty.

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How many times have Wales beaten France in rugby union?

Played 85 won 43 lost 39 drawn 3

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Cory Jane was born on February 8, 1983.

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English rugby captains?

Lawrence Dallaglio 1997

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How much money do the all blacks get?

An average salary is approx $350k (NZD) with highest profile players earning approx $1m

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Why does England's rugby team use a white flag with a red cross in it and not the Union Jack?

Because they are representing England, not the United Kingdom. The Union Flag combines the three flags of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The red cross is St George's Cross, which is the English flag) as opposed to the British flag which combined (hence the word UNION) England, Wales and Scotland. However, it is incorrect to refer to it as a "Union Jack" It should be refered to as a "Union Flag" - it is only called a "Union Jack" when the flag is hung from a JACK pole (on naval ships). == == Actually, the Union flag does include Northern Ireland's St. Patrick's cross, the red saltire, as well as St. Andrew's white saltire, and St. George's red cross. Only Wales is not represented. The political union of Scotland and England happened in 1707. This is why Scotland plays under the flag of St. Andrew and the Welsh under the Dragon. Whereas when playing for Great Britain (as with the Olympics) they play under the Union Flag.

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What is Dan Carter's salary?

Hes reported to average 30,000 for each game plus marketing fees and appearance fees

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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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Who has the highest number of test match for the all blacks?

Richie McCaw is the first ever All Black to play 100 test matches for the All Blacks. On 24th September 2011 at the Rugby World Cup 2011 he was awarded the first ever 'White Cap' for 100 test appearances for the All Blacks.

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How many substitutes are allowed in a Rugby Union international match?

There are 7 substitutes allowed. 15 men start on and 7 are there to be substituted. Once a player has been substitued off the field, he cannot come back on. If he is injured, he stays off and the same if hes not! The only times he can come back on is if he went off for blood and got stiched up again, or if he is in the front row, as these are specialist positions and someone inexperienced could get injured.

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How do i make the kicking tee that James O'Connor was using in Hong Kong?

I am a huge fan of James O'Conner 1: you could make it out of sand 2: you could make it out of mud.

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How old was the oldest rugby player to play in an international match?


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How do you start up a rugby club with pitch?

Firstly you will need a membership interest. This needs to be a minimum of a committee and a team plus subs. You will need a location where a pitch can be build and facilities for utilities, changing rooms and fist aim rooms. You will also need some kind of building to host the "club". This need not be on the site of the rugby ground but it will help. You will need finance to invest in team colours and maintenance /running costs. Advertising is used to make money. You will also need to register with your RFC in the country you wish to make a club so that you can play other like sides at your level. Club development is a massive undertaking (having been involved in opening one ). You are advised to make contact with your country's sports development officer and start discussions there before you do anything. That way you will have support and guidance from the beginning and you may, if they are a good unit introduce you to new clubs that have gone through the process.

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What material is used to make rugby posts?

Most official rugby posts are made from rustproof aluminium posts. Hope this has helped answer your question =)

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What Australian Rugby Union player went to school at Marist College in Canberra?

Joe Roff
Bob Egerton
Matt O'Connor
Julian Salvi
Geoff Didier

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What are Gavin Hensons hobbies?

lap dancing for men

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Ireland Rugby Union player internation debut England 1960?

Tom Kiernan


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