Rugby Basics

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Rugby Basics

Test your knowledge of Rugby Union


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rugby is played between two teams with 15 players on each team.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
      In Rugby the ball can be passed forward.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A try is worth 5 points while a conversion kick is worth 2.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The 'Backs' are usually the bigger, stronger, players on the team that participate in scrums and line-outs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    How many 'backs' and 'fowards' (for one team) are on the the rugby pitch during play?
    • A. 

      5 backs and 10 forwards

    • B. 

      12 backs and 6 forwards

    • C. 

      7 backs and 8 forwards

    • D. 

      There is no set number for backs or forwards

  • 6. 
    When a knock-on penalty occurs gameplay restarts with what?
    • A. 

      Tossing a coin

    • B. 

      A scrum

    • C. 

      A lineout

    • D. 

      Tapping the ball

  • 7. 
      How can rugby players legally move the ball?
    • A. 

      Running with the ball in hand

    • B. 

      Kicking the ball

    • C. 

      Passing the ball backwards

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
      What combination of scoring can get a team 17 points?
    • A. 

      2 tries, 2 conversion kicks , 1 kick at goal during a penalty

    • B. 

      2 tries and 1 conversion kick

    • C. 

      3 tries and 3 conversion kicks

    • D. 

      3 kick at goals during penalties and 1 drop goal

  • 9. 
    A game of rugby consists of two forty minute halves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The All Blacks are consistently the best team in world rugby, with the highest winning percentage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False