jenben: When does rugby season start for high school students?
I just moved and the school that I am going to has already had their basketball tryouts which means that I won’t be able to play. I have always been very interested in rugby but it wasn’t very popular. Some basic info about th sport would be helpful because i would like to know if i would be good at it and if i should tryout.
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Answer by Aztec Soldier
starts in late February. Rugby is a very physical sport obviously, and its played exactly like American football except the play only stops when theres an infraction. hope it helped 🙂Answer by Seb87
i’m guessing it will be Rugby Union rather than Rugby League you will be playing
so here are some of the basic laws of Rugby Union
here is a Rugby 101
and here is a good video to show the intensity of Rugby and what you will be getting yourself into 🙂
i have played since i was 7, and i love every minute of itAnswer by gongshow ‘
At our school we start training in February, but we don’t play games till April. So we have two months of training prior to actual season games. 🙂 Season ended late May.
The boys team was around the same time to.
The Rules of the Game
It was once considered to be brutal and rugged game, the purpose of which was to develop character and team play in the young people of the privileged classes. However modern rugby has developed into a fast paced game of skill and determination, where mind and body are exerted to the maximum.
Each side has 15 players and all have specific duties to perform. Team formations vary but are broken into two, sometimes three lines. The seven forwards or tight five (in three formation) make up the pack.
Traditionally the second group are called the backs, and consist of the remaining 6 players. The loose forwards and Number 9, the scrum half, form the third group, but in tho formation Number 9, alone separates the seven forwards and six backs. Invariably the side possessing superior skill, and who plays as a team.
The positions consist of; Prop, Hooker, Prop, Lock, Lock, Flanker, 8 Man, Scrum Half, Fly Man, Right Wing, Inside, Outside, Left Wing, Full Back.