THE RULES OF RUGBY

From how to score points to what counts as a foul, where the pitch boundaries are, and how long a match lasts, there are a lot of rules to get your head around in rugby! 

In this special feature, we shed a bit more light on this sport in a series of articles that take a look at the technical details and rules of rugby, from pitch size to fouls, general rules and more.

 

Advice
advice-rugby-referee-signals-explained
Seen a referee officiate at a rugby match but confused about their signals? They're not easy to understand. We give you all the details.
Advice
advice-the-size-and-markings-of-a-rugby-pitch
So you know about the try line and the 10m line but what about the other lines on a rugby pitch? We'll tell you what you need to know about the pitch size and markings.
Advice
advice-discover-the-vocabulary-of-rugby
Why is it better to be tap tackled than high tackled? Our rugby glossary provides you with colourful definitions of the terms used in this sport.
Advice
advice-the-rules-of-rugby-union
With its passes, tries, penalties, and knock-ons, rugby has some very specific rules that can sometimes be hard to understand. We look at them in detail for you.
Advice
advice-how-to-score-in-rugby
Drop goals, tries, conversions and penalties are all ways of scoring in rugby. We explain the key differences to shine a light on what's happening on the pitch. 
TOP OF PAGE