How to Score a Try in Rugby

by Siraj

Scoring a try in rugby is the main way to gain points. It is very similar to scoring a touchdown in football.

Steps

1

Obtain the rugby ball.


2

Gain field advantage either by running the ball or kicking it towards the try (goal) line.

3

If the ball is kicked and lands before it crosses the try line make sure to pick it back up.

4

Cross the try line into the try zone making sure to still stay inbounds.

5

Once the try line has been crossed prepare to ground the ball.

6

Ground the ball with one or both hands.

7

If the ball was kicked into the try zone grab the ball while it is still on the ground and keep it touching the ground.

8

Make sure while grounding the ball that an opponent's hand or arm does not get under the ball.

9

If an opponent's hand or arm does get under the ball it is held up. No points will be awarded and a 5 meter (16.4 ft) scrum will take place.

10

If the ball has not been held up then Sir will stop play and a try (5 points) will be awarded.

11 

After the try has been awarded a conversion will then be attempted. A conversion is kicking the ball into the field goal. The ball is kicked parallel to where the ball was grounded in the try zone. If the conversion is good then 2 points will be awarded.

12

After that the try is complete, play will resume with the opposing team kicking the ball to the team the scored the try.

Tips

  • If someone is in a better position than you are then pass it to them, rugby is a team sport.
  • If it's your first time scoring a try get ready for a zulu!
  • A Sir is the Referee in rugby.
  • Remember while gaining field advantage to only pass the ball backwards; moving the ball forwards can result in a scrum, a penalty, or, in rare cases, a penalty try for the other team.
  • Try to get the try under or as close to the posts as possible, that will make you fly half's conversion be easier.

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