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Europe’s Top Rugby Clubs

Broaden your Rugby Union knowledge by familiarising yourself with some of the top rugby clubs in Europe. Use this list as a quick guide to the clubs locations, backgrounds and achievements: [more…]

The Most Important Rugby Laws

Struggling to follow what’s happening on the pitch in rugby? Use these handy pointers to get to grips with some of the basic rules and terminology of the game: [more…]

Rugby Union For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Want to watch a rugby match and actually have some understanding of what’s going on? Want to impress people with your background knowledge of the game? Print out and pin up this basic information and you’ll [more…]

The Most Important Rugby Laws

The International Rugby Board controls the game of rugby union worldwide, and part of their job is to determine the laws of the game. The key laws are [more…]

Knowing a Ruck from a Maul in Rugby

Sometimes it can be tricky for rugby players — and spectators! — to understand the slight difference between a ruck and a maul. But here’s a simple explanation that should help: [more…]

Rugby Union Attack Positioning

The 15-member teams play rugby union on a grass field that measures no more than 100 metres long by no more than 70 metres wide. The forwards and back getting ready to attack position themselves as follows [more…]

How Players Can Score in Rugby

While the basic aim of rugby is to score a try, players can get points on the board in many different ways. You can score points as follows: [more…]

Who Are the Super Rugby Teams?

Super Rugby revolves around a 15-team format. A points system that encourages attacking play makes the competition even more attractive to the viewing public. The 15 Super Rugby teams are [more…]

Rugby Union For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Australia and New Zealand are mad for rugby, and the hype for each Rugby World Cup — and each addition of another Super Rugby team — furthers the influence of the game. But watching rugby can be a little [more…]

Tackling the Laws of Rugby

Rugby is governed by laws, not rules. The laws of the game are designed to produce an entertaining and free-flowing contest for possession in an attempt to score the most points. [more…]

Key Rugby Terms

For the first time rugby player or viewer, the sport can appear to be a chaotic collection of indecipherable movements and haphazard collisions. In reality, rugby is highly technical and organized with [more…]

Rugby Positions and Scoring

Like most sports that didn’t originate in North America, the game of rugby can be difficult to comprehend at first glance because of the large number of players involved, the seemingly random calls of [more…]

Rugby Tournaments at a Glance

The professional rugby calendar features a wealth of international, interprovincial, and domestic tournaments. Rugby players will often compete in three or more of these in a single year, representing [more…]

Rugby For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether it’s the World Cup or a local club game, playing rugby satisfies the soul like nothing else. This Cheat Sheet explains key rugby terms, rugby positions and scoring, and the laws of rugby, as well [more…]

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