Rugby Basic Rules For Kids
Rugby is played on a field between two teams with 15 players each.
The team with the ball must attempt to move the ball up the field towards the goal, while the opposing team tries to stop them by tackling.
The team in possession of the ball must never pass the ball forward.
Players are allowed to run forward with the ball or kick the ball forward and chase it down.
The goal in rugby is to score more points than the opposing team.
Points can be scored in a variety of ways.
Five points are awarded for a try, which is when a player places the ball in their opponent's dead ball area behind the goal.
Two points are awarded for a conversion, which a team attempts after scoring a try. A conversion is scored when the ball is kicked through the goalposts.
Three points are awarded for a penalty kick, which teams have the opportunity to attempt when the opposing team causes an infringement.
Three points are awarded for a drop goal, which must be kicked out of hand and bounce on the ground before entering the goalposts.
Rugby matches are divided into two 40 minute halves with a 10 minute rest period in between.