The news site of Hinsdale Central High School

Devils' Advocate

  • April 5Follow us on Instagram and Twitter! @hcdevilsadvo

  • March 22Non-Attendance day on Friday, April 14

  • March 22Prom tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria April 6 and 7 during lunch periods

  • December 1The Spring Musical, The Little Mermaid, is on April 20-22 in the Auditorium

  • May 23Add us on Snapchat! @devils_advo

The rules of Rugby

Last+year%2C+the+Boys%27+Rugby+team+were+state+champions%2C+and+this+year+the+Girls%27+will+aim+for+the+same+title.+
Last year, the Boys' Rugby team were state champions, and this year the Girls' will aim for the same title.

Last year, the Boys' Rugby team were state champions, and this year the Girls' will aim for the same title.

Courtesy of Abby Berberich

Courtesy of Abby Berberich

Last year, the Boys' Rugby team were state champions, and this year the Girls' will aim for the same title.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Rugby is a relatively new sport at Central, the Boys’ Rugby team is currently starting their second season and it’s the first for the Girls’. So how is rugby played? The main focus of a team is to score more points than their opposing team which is done through scoring tries. A scoring try is successful when the ball is grounded in the opponents endzone area. Unlike football, the endzone or ingoal area is behind the goal posts.

Similar to football, the game is begun off of a kickoff, but instead of kicking it off of the ground, rugby players are forced to do a dropkick. So, while a team has possession of the ball, they have many options for what they want to do with it. The ballcarrier can either continue carrying the ball, pass it, or kick it.

“Rugby is a sport which takes a lot of strategy and skill. The tackling takes so much more technique than football because there are no pads in the way,” said Sander Adriani, junior.

Each rugby team consists of 15 players that are on the field at one time for an 80 minute game. Only laterals are allowed rather than forward passes, so teams cannot just pass the ball over the defense like they can in football. It takes only hours of learning for basic rugby, but rugby requires strategy, which makes teams creative when it comes to scoring.

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
The news site of Hinsdale Central High School
The rules of Rugby