Presentation on theme: "Rugby What is Rugby ? A competitive outdoor contact sport, played with an oval ball, by two teams of 15 players. A rugby game consist of two 40 min halves."— Presentation transcript:
What is Rugby ? A competitive outdoor contact sport, played with an oval ball, by two teams of 15 players. A rugby game consist of two 40 min halves Rugby is also referred to as rugby union
History The origin of rugby is reputed to be an incident when William Webb-Ellis picked up a soccer ball, during a game of football in 1823 and ran with it, at Rugby School, Rugby, England. Although this tale is likely to be apocryphal, the trophy played for every four years at the Rugby World Cup is named after him. The code was originally known simply as "rugby football"; it was not until after a schism in 1895, which resulted in the separate code of rugby league, that the name "rugby union" came to be used for the game itself
History Cont… Rugby union was famously an amateur sport until the IRB declared the game open in 1995, removing restrictions on payments to players. Rugby union has established itself as a popular sport for both spectators and participants, particularly in Australia, Argentina, England, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Bermuda, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Romania, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales.
Positions A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. Depending upon the competition, there may be up to seven replacements. 1 is known as the loose prop 2 is known as the hooker 3 is known as the tight head prop 4 is known as the lock 5 is known as the lock 6 is the blindside flanker 7 is the open side flanker 8 is commonly referred to as the eight man or number eight 9 is scrum half
Positions Cont… 10 is fly half 11 is left wing 12 is inside centre 13 is outside centre 14 is right wing 15 is full back
Tournaments 6 Nations Tri Nations Pacific Nations Cup European Nations Cup Churchill Cup Super 14
Women’s Rugby Women's International Rugby started in Over six hundred women's internationals have been played by over forty different nations. As well as the women's World Cup event,which takes place every four years, there are also other regular tournaments, including a Six Nations. The Women's Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competition contested between six European women's national teams. In 2007, the Six Nations committee adopted the tournament saw Italy Women subsitituted for Spain Women and the title sponsorship of RBS included to produce a parallel tournament with the men's competitions for the first time in Women's Rugby history.
Non-Traditional Ways to Play Rugby sevens, in which there are only 7 players per side, and each half is normally 7 minutes Touch Rugby, in which 'tackles' are made by simply touching the ball carrier with two hands.