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Understanding Rugby Kicking & Lineouts

Understanding Rugby Kicking & Lineouts

Though the action doesn't stop very often, occasionally a rugby game must be restarted. This guide introduces a few common set plays: the Kick-off, Lineout and Drop-out.
Common Rugby Injuries & Treatments

Common Rugby Injuries & Treatments 3 Comments

Rugby is a rough game, and players get hurt sometimes. This guide identifies rugby injures that frequently occur while playing, and explains how they should be treated.
Preparing for Rugby's Physicality

Preparing for Rugby's Physicality 3 Comments

It's a fact: rugby is a very physical game. This guide will help new players become accustomed to the high level of physicality they're expected to handle.
League Rugby vs. Union Rugby

League Rugby vs. Union Rugby

Though some people don't know it, there are actually two different codes of rugby:Union & League. This guide identifies & explains the main differences between them.
The Effective Rugby Tackle: Finishing

The Effective Rugby Tackle: Finishing 1 Comment

Everyone wants to make a big hit, but it's just as important to know what comes next. This guide describes what can happen after a tackle, and how to react accordingly.
The Effective Rugby Tackle: Contact

The Effective Rugby Tackle: Contact

Most players won't just let you tackle them. This guide explains how to properly make contact when tackling a player by breaking the moment down into different parts.
The Effective Rugby Tackle: Positioning

The Effective Rugby Tackle: Positioning

Good tackling is crucial in rugby, and it all starts with being in the right place. This guide explains how to put yourself in the right position to make a tackle.
Explaining Rugby Culture

Explaining Rugby Culture

This guide provides insight about what draws people to the game of rugby, and addresses some common misconceptions that uninformed people have about the game as well.
The Mechanisms of Rugby

The Mechanisms of Rugby

This guide explains how some of the more common structures of the game work: the kickoff, scrum, ruck, maul, and lineout. It will also explain the purpose each serves.
Rugby's Scoring System

Rugby's Scoring System

Winning a game means having the most points. This guide describes the four ways points may be scored in rugby: the try, conversion goal, penalty goal, & drop goal.
Rugby Positions Explained: Forwards

Rugby Positions Explained: Forwards 1 Comment

Most players you see involved in rucks and scrums are forwards. This guide identifies the different forwards positions & explains their various responsibilities.
Rugby Positions Explained: Backs

Rugby Positions Explained: Backs 1 Comment

Most of the time, when a player runs with or kicks the ball, that player is a back. This guide identifies the different backs positions & explains their responsibilities.
A Parent's Guide to Youth Rugby

A Parent's Guide to Youth Rugby

This guide is dedicated to the parents of younger rugby players. It explains the modifications that get used to keep young ruggers safe, from field size to physicality.
How to Find a Rugby Club

How to Find a Rugby Club

Ready to play rugby, but not sure where to start? This guide features some ways to find a rugby club to join, as well as an overview of what it'll take to sign up.
Surviving Your First Rugby Practice

Surviving Your First Rugby Practice 5 Comments

From the training structure to the expectations, this guide explains what a first-time player should anticipate out of their first time at rugby practice.
Buying Rugby Equipment

Buying Rugby Equipment

This guide features a description of some of the items normally found in a rugby player's kit, or bag of equipment, from game gear (cleats) to safety gear (mouth guard).
Rugby Calisthenics Exercises

Rugby Calisthenics Exercises

Strength training is crucial to becoming a good rugby player. This guide features a list of exercises designed to help players get stronger without a lot of equipment.
Team-Wide Rugby Strategy

Team-Wide Rugby Strategy

Working well as a team is one of the best ways to wing rugby games. This guide explains how individual player decisions are made based on the team's overall strategy.
Rugby Strategy for Individual Players

Rugby Strategy for Individual Players

In the chaos of a game, it's easy to react without thinking. This guide features some techniques players can use to quickly evaluate a situation & make the right move.
Basic Rugby Passing & Kicking

Basic Rugby Passing & Kicking

Different positions have different responsibilities, but every rugby player should be able to cleanly pass the ball. This guide explains how to make a basic rugby pass.
Rugby Agility & Endurance Exercises

Rugby Agility & Endurance Exercises

Quick feet make quick rugby players. This guide is a collection of training activities designed to boost players' endurance, coordination and agility.
The Rugby Ruck Explained

The Rugby Ruck Explained

Rugby is a game of constant battles, and the ruck is one of the most prominent battle types. This guide explains how a ruck works, and explains the strategy behind them.
Rugby Passing & Kicking Techniques

Rugby Passing & Kicking Techniques

Moving the ball is crucial to scoring points. Inside this guide are a variety of ways to get the ball to your teammates beyond a simple toss, both throwing and kicking.
Evasive Rugby Maneuvers

Evasive Rugby Maneuvers

Want to move with the ball better? This guide identifies several avoidance and misdirection techniques you can use to improve your ability to run with the ball.
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