Rugby DESTINEE WILLIAMS

  • the game of rugby started in 1823 and was originated at the rugby school in England. it was strictly just a football code.
  • Sports administrators frequently imposed bans and restrictions on players. it has been played at the rugby school for about 200 years.
  • the first rules were published in 1845. rule changes happened quite often and they eventually just stopped having formal rules
  • rugby can be played with two teams. each team consisting of fifteen players. you can pass or kick the ball to the end zone to score as many points as possible.
  • the teams compete for 45 minutes and get a 5 minute halftime.
  • the team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
  • to get in shape for rugby you need to, jog for a little bit. then after you have jogged, if you need to reduce your body fat then you can do more workouts.
  • you also need to do leg workouts and stretch out your legs in order to make them stronger.
  • you need to run to make sure that you stay fit, and lastly you need to eat healthy.
  • famous athletes in this sport are, Jonny Wilkinson, Brian O' Driscoll
  • Shane Williams, Martyn Williams, Scott Quinnell, Jonah Lomu and many more.
  • the equipment that they used for rugby was, a rugby shirt; or jersey and rugby shorts
  • cleats ; boots, and usually just a mouth guard for protection on their face
  • and for body protection, they wore a scrum cap, thin shoulder pads, and shin guards.
  • the rules of rugby are, you can earn 5 points for touching the ball down in your opponents goal area
  • a conversion which is where two points are added for a successful kick through the goalposts after a shot.
  • and lastly the goal kick which is when there is three points that are awarded for a penalty kick or drop goal through the posts.
  • additional facts
  • rugby is known for the use of the oval shaped ball. but first they were plum shaped but then became more of sphere.
  • the rugby balls were made of pigs bladders and had to be blown up by breath alone.
  • rugby union world cup tournaments are held every four years.
  • rugby players usually earn points by scoring tries.
  • http://www.tenfactsabout.co.uk/0024rugby.htm
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/rules_and_equipment/4200680.stm
  • http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~lml84/final/equipment.html
  • http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/50-greatest-rugby-players-modern-7228626
  • http://www.menshealth.co.uk/fitness/sports-training/get-into-rugby-winning-shape-94761
  • http://www.princetonacrugby.com/how-to-play-rugby.html

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