What is Rugby?
Rugby is a sport that has been played since the 1800’s. It was first played in England, but it is now played around the world. Rugby is a contact sport and the players have to follow certain rules. Rugby has become very popular and there are several competitions, including the rugby world cup.
It is not clear how the game of rugby first started. However, it is said that the first game took place at Rugby School, Warwickshire in 1823. The students originally played football, but they are said to have changed the rules so that the ball was carried. This game began to be played by other English schools and by 1871 the Rugby Football Union was established. Official rules were then created and the first international game was played between Scotland and England.
Rugby is always played between two teams. Each team is made up of 15 players who each carry out different roles. The different roles are Wing, Hooker, Flanker, Lock, Prop, Right Wing, Full back and Scrum Half. You can carry you can kick to the other side to score a try. There are no timeout unless someone is injured and each team is only allowed 7 replacements each game. After a team has scored they have to try to kick the ball into the goal post. If you get it in you get an 2 point advantage. The kick is taken from the spot in line where the ball was originally grounded, so scoring near the goal post is the best place to try.