Rugby Basics

Updated Thursday March 17, 2016 by James Cooper.

If you are new to rugby (and even if you are not...!), please read both documents below with attention:

Rules, positions, spirit,...All valuable informations you may want to know before you start playing.


  • Rugby is a team ‘invasion’ sport where the objective is to get the rugby ball past an opponents’ goal line and score a try.
  • Rugby originated in England almost 200 years ago, and is the ‘parent sport’ of American football.
  • Today, the game of rugby is played by over 5 million people in 120 countries on 6 continents
  • Rugby 7’s – a variation of the game – has been included in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • The United States is the reigning Olympic Rugby Gold Medalists – they beat France for the Gold in 1924I


An Introduction to Rugby
Spectators Guide to Rugby.pdf