How the Australian Rugby is played – A quick glance for the initiates

Rugby is a full contact sport where strength and strategy play an important role in victory.

How the Australian Rugby is played – A quick glance for the initiates

• Australian rugby is played in a rectangular-shaped field which has several straight and perpendicular crossing lines and hashes.
• There are 13 players from each team of the National Rugby League with 4 reserves on the interchange benches.
• Every time a player touches down the opponent team’s try line, he scores for his team.
• The oval-shaped ball is passed backwards and each team has 6 tackles. After the tackle, the carrier plays the ball back to a receiver positioned directly behind. After 6 tries, the ball is handed to the opposition team. Most teams kick the ball to gain maximum ground.
• 6 players form the rugby scrum and form the attack for their team. Scores are awarded for knock-ons or forward passes.
• The game is played usually for 80 minutes with 2 forty-minute halves.

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