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Rugby



Difficult Sport

Rugby, the uninitiated, the name alone conjures up thoughts of large men running around with no pads on pummeling each other in the name of sport. While it is a rough sport, there is a lot of technical finesse and non-stop play that can make understanding it before your first game a tricky proposition. But don’t stress, we’ve captured below a summary of the main rules so that you aren’t completely bamboozled by your first rugby experience. There are two main types of rugby game, rugby league, and rugby union. The one that is played in the World Cup is rugby union. Two teams play in an 80-minute match and use an oval ball to try to score higher points than the other team. A team is made up of 15 players, which are divided into forwards, who tend to be bigger and stronger players that fight for possession of the ball, and the backs, who are the more active and more agile players that normally are the ones to score tries. 

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Rugby is a very competitive contact sport. Unlike other contact sports, especially rugby players wear a minimum of gear. Rugby players, or ruggers, worldwide wear the same pieces of equipment. There are no helmets or pads, only clothes, cleats and mouth guards. These few items are important elements of the sport, both functionally and culturally. Rugby players dress short, stiff shorts called scrum shorts. Scrum shorts are less stretchy and more durable than soccer shorts, to withstand the wear and tear of tackling and grabbing. They usually end above the knee and have no pockets. They fit tightly around the waist to prevent them from getting pulled down. Rugby players wear jerseys very alike to soccer jerseys, without that they usually have collars. They are traditionally made of cotton but may be formed of other materials. Rugby dress tend to be very colorful, representing the colors or design of the team or country. The player's number is printed on the back of the jersey in a large font. The number helps to identify the player and his position. Rugby pl. . .