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6 years 9 months ago #21713

Hi All
Myself and my better half are all round sports fans, but Rugby is the one we love.
We know a good few of the basic rules, but would love to know the game better in order to have good chat with other like minded rugby fans.
Is there a site that explains the rules in lay mans terms without getting too over complicated.
Thanks for any response.

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Last edit: 6 years 9 months ago by Decadence.
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6 years 9 months ago #21716

Put up a couple of links there but no idea why they are not showing!

Just googled rugby rules. Lots of good sites came up.

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6 years 9 months ago #21717

This bbc site is helpful for the basics- on the right hand side it gives more info on game play

news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/rul...quipment/4200680.stm


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6 years 9 months ago #21729

Often it is very helpful to tune into the ref radio and listen to his calls. It can really help a lot.


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6 years 9 months ago #21731

First rule is they're not called rules, they're called laws.
And for some reason you're supposed to get all upset if someone calls them rules. I think it's against the laws. I was arrested for it once.


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6 years 9 months ago #21732

Thank you all for the good links. How do you tune into the refs radio? I know sometimes its on the TV but is there another way?

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6 years 9 months ago #21733

Theres also an app, irb laws which has some videos to accompany some of the laws.

Pinky im suprised they let you out after such a faux pas. :ohmy:


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6 years 9 months ago #21735

pinky wrote: First rule is they're not called rules, they're called laws.


A man was once killed for calling a Touch Judge a linesman. Lenient, I'd say.


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6 years 9 months ago #21737

Here lies, Sol_ie, he made the fatal mistake of calling the Assistant Ref a touch judge.

Anyway, irblaws.com is your first stop for everything in rugby laws and I also recommend lurking on the rugbyrefs.com forum, some very good discussions break out occasionally.


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6 years 9 months ago #21738

Well in sol ie defense, not all touch judges are assistant referees :whistle:


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6 years 9 months ago #21742

I have been out pedant-ed. Drat!


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