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Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 14:56

The line-out is another awesome sight in rugby union.

It is a way of restarting play after the ball has been knocked or kicked out of play past the touch line.

The line-out consists of three to eight players from each side, up to 16 in total, and is taken where the ball went out of play.

The aim of each player is simply to get their hands on the ball for their team.

So how does it work? The advantage is with the team throwing in.

They get the ball because they were not the team who last touched the ball before it went out. They also get to decide how many players will make up the line-out.


Forming a line-out

The eight forwards and the scrum-half are the players who make up the line-out.

The most important players are the hooker, the two second rows and scrum-half. They are responsible for getting the ball out to the backs or for the rest of the forwards.

That does not mean the other players have nothing to do. Far from it.

The line-out must be formed past the five-metre line and no more than 15m in from the touchline, and both teams must have a one metre gap between them.

If the referee decides one team has purposely closed the gap, a penalty will be awarded to the other team.


Throwing in on a line-out

The hooker is usually the player with the job throwing the ball into a line-out. Their aim is to find the "jumpers", usually the two second rowers.

But this is not easy. The other team also want the ball, so they'll be doing all they can to upset the hooker's throw.

The hooker gets a call from one of the jumpers or the scrum half, usually in a code no-one except your team understands, on who to aim the throw at.

They must stand behind the touch line when they make their throw.

And the throw must be deadly straight, otherwise the referee will have the line-out taken again, but this time the opposition get the throw in.


Retaken line-outs

The line-out may look very simple, but it has plenty of laws every player must follow:

· The ball must be thrown straight

· All players not in the line-out must be 10m behind the last man in the line

· No player can use a one of the opposition to use as support when they are jumping

· No player is allowed to push, charge or hold another player in the line-out

· No player can be lifted before the ball is thrown

· No jumper can use the outside of their arm to catch or deflect the ball

Depending on how serious the offence is, the referee will either award a penalty or free-kick to the team who did not make the offence.

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 14:55

This is a place you should avoid at all costs.

The sin-bin is the bench where all players who have committed a yellow card offence sit out of the game for 10 minutes.

If the referee believes a player has committed a serious foul or shown indiscipline, then he

will show them the yellow card, just like in football.

But unlike in football, that player must then immediately leave the pitch.

They then have to sit in the sin-bin for 10 minutes while the game continues without them.

It leaves their team a man down for a sizeable chunk of the game, giving the opposition the perfect opportunity to push for points

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 14:51

This scrum is one of the best ways of cranking up the pressure on your opponent's defence.

It is given to the attacking side after one of the defending team has grounded the ball inside their own goal area.

But it is only given if a member of the defending team has carried or passed the ball back into their own in-goal area before the ball is touched down.

If this is not the case, the defending team is awarded a 22-metre drop-out.

The other way a five-metre scrum can be awarded is if the attacking team gets within five metres of the try line, but is held up by the opposition's defence.

Because the attacking team has the momentum going forward, the referee will award it the feed at the scrum.

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 14:47

In rugby union, you can only tackle a player in possession of the ball.

Sometimes, a player will deliberately get in the way of an opponent because they think their rival has a good chance of getting to the ball first, but it is not allowed.

You cannot charge or push an opponent when running for the ball, except if the contact is shoulder-to-shoulder.

Blocking an opponent in order to stop them tackling one of your team-mates, or moving in front of a team-mate in order to act as a shield, is also outlawed.

Standing in a position which stops an opponent from playing the ball is also considered to be obstruction.

Players running with the ball after it has left a set-piece cannot make contact with a team-mate in front of them.

And flankers cannot block the opposition's scrum-half as they try to advance around the scrum.

For all these offences, a penalty is awarded to the opposition.

The offender could also find themselves shown a yellow card, which results in a 10-minute spell in the sin-bin.

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 14:41

The eight forwards are the players who form the scrum.

The hooker, two props, two second rows, two flankers and the number eight all bind together in a 3-4-1 formation, ready to lock heads with the opposition.

· The hooker
A key player in the scrum - their job is to hook the ball back towards the waiting scrum-half .

· Two props
They make the hooker's life easier. They bind on tightly on both sides of the hooker, leaving no gaps between them, and try to drive the opposition back.

The prop to the left of the hooker is called the loose-head because they have one arm free when they bind.

The prop to the right is called the tight-head because they slot in between the hooker and the opposition loose-head.

· Two second row forwards
They bind tightly together and pack down behind the front row, putting their heads in the gaps between the hooker and the props.

· Two flankers
Bind on to both the props and second rows on either side of the scrum.

· Number 8
They pack down behind the second row forwards, putting their head between the two second rows.
Av ricardo rodriguez - 10 oktober 2008 07:04

av ricardo rodriguez den 10 oktober 2008 kl 10:49

What a great pass we have yesterday eve! The best of all was when we toke good care of the new players att the Grim Park. The weather was perfect for play rugby and we have a great fun togheter until 18Hrs!

The lads willl have more time for practice and for play our game, perhaps can we reach this from the next month and further...

Defence is so important in rugby now, and all manner of defensive coaches are employed.

Many sides now are coached to play the simple but effective game of continuous pick-up and drive- and I really do mean continuous.

Scrumhalf will pick up from the base of a ruck/maul and feed a forward on the edge; at low body angle he will drive forward as far as he can. He drives in close to the ruck, straight. Inevitably, he is brought to, or goes to ground; his close supporters clean out rucking over the ball, leaving it sheer and clear for the scrummy, who once more feeds, close to the ruck, another forward who drives low, forward and to ground.

And so bullish progress is made, phase after phase, inch by inch, smash by smash, subtlety by subtlety. If the team is well-drilled and keeps competent possession of the ball, it can take the ball considerable distance in this way; it is not easy to stop. Close to the line, this method harvests tries galore.

It is against this blunderbuss of inevitability that you employ a two-on-one defence in an effort to stop its forward movement, slow it down at least, and cut it off from its support - most important for then it is castrated and cannot breed.

be AWARE of the Knock on rule!

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Lundgren, Wilmer is our new Captain! Länk - Kommenteraav ricardo rodriguez den 10 oktober 2008 kl 06:35

VRS Rugby are delighted to announce the appointment of Lundgren, Wilmer as captain of the VRS Rugby squad for the coming week [42].

Monday Dresscode...

Our Captain who will arrange our RUGBY LUNCH at school and we willl have a "white shirt to our monday lunch"

We need more suggestions about our rugby shirts [design and colours] until thursday.

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The Coachs corner... Länk - Kommenteraav ricardo rodriguez den 7 oktober 2008 kl 09:18

It's been 2long weeks for vrs-rugby players and officials.

Our squad once again produced a nice training pass and game with just the same number of tries as a game under the week before have produced, and with a good attitude and shape.

On and on the team goes about the need for the quicker game and the more tries and the better this and the more exciting that and the closed game in the touch a side.

Thursday's game was exciting in the closeness of it all, but it yielded only six tries. One was a superbly-executed handling move in a confined space, the other a headstrong charge by one big bloke through some other big blokes. Not quite the sweeping end-to-end run-for-all Niklas would have us believe.

There were some fun offloads and handling moments, but not very much tryline action. Whenever the ball did get towards the tryline, the play inevitably slowed down.

Having personally coached at a relatively begginers level under those for 3 weeks now, I can honestly say that the balance between accelerating the game and keeping its structure has been struck perfectly.

There are more tries, as well as more room for rugby culture: we have ours rugby brunch twice a week and (C) Gustav Nyström has decide that we will have white shirts in our brunch! GREAT! and we will as well have more space for tactical variety.

the time will see that and our squad will be better...

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