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13 years 10 months ago #23305 by Simkin
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Complete newbie needing some help with a few rugby words.

What are the most common 'rugby' words? I need about half a dozen.

I'm familiar with 'try' and 'scrum' but that's about it. I'd like a few more please, if anyone is able to help.

That egg shaped thing they all want to hold - is this called a 'ball'?

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13 years 10 months ago #332389 by Organix
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What is this 'rugby' you speak of? :confused:

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13 years 10 months ago #332390 by kate
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boring? [}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]

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13 years 10 months ago #332393 by Kiwi303
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"Ruck" and "Maul" are when the guy with the ball falls over or is tripped and everyone jumps on top in a seething mass of jabbing elbows and clawing feet with studded boots.

Generally followed by "fights" "blows" "fisticuffs" and "red cards"

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13 years 10 months ago #332394 by Organix
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Kiwi303;319384 wrote: "Ruck" and "Maul" are when the guy with the ball falls over or is tripped and everyone jumps on top in a seething mass of jabbing elbows and clawing feet with studded boots.

Generally followed by "fights" "blows" "fisticuffs" and "red cards"

But not to be confused with Boxing Day sales in which many of the participants are waving plastic cards :)

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13 years 10 months ago #332396 by Seaside
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OK, well having become unintentionally familiar with the game because two of the family play it and the other one watches it with much enjoyment, here are some:

Offside (which I still don't understand)
Conversion (when they score a try, someone on the team gets to try to kick it over the post and get more points)
Sprigs (studded boots, almost always caked in mud)
Knock on (this is rugby, not basket ball)
Jersey (team top, not a cow with large udders)
Prop (the big guy at the back of the scrum)

Hmm, think that's my rugby vocabulary exhausted for the moment.

And yes, they seem to call the rubber egg 'the ball'.

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13 years 10 months ago #332397 by ronnie
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Seaside;319387 wrote: And yes, they seem to call the rubber egg 'the ball'.


Well, actually, it is commonly referred to as "the pill" not to be confused with little white things that we sometimes get to swallow.

Penalty - is what follows from the "ruck" and "maul" as described by Kiwi303.

Yellow Card is when you transgress the rules and someone in officialdom (referee or assistant referee) actually see you doing it.

Followed by a Red Card when the offence is a bit more than "handbags at dawn" type of behaviour.

I am sure someone else can contribute further to your new vocabulary.

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13 years 10 months ago #332420 by skyline_glenn
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forward pass, half back and if you are watching England, drop goal. Cant wait till Saturday when the AB's international season starts :-)

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13 years 10 months ago #332422 by jerry leadbetter
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drop goals are also the saffers domain thank you!

Seaside - the prop is actually the fat guy (well they used to be, now they're really all muscle) at the front of the scrum.

Have a look here - should get you started en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rugby_union_terms

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13 years 10 months ago #332424 by Simkin
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Thanks everyone. I think I've got enough info - especially the Wiki info is very detailed.

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13 years 10 months ago #332431 by Stikkibeek
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Don't forget "bloodbin" the place a bleeding player goes after taking a fist, or a sprig on some part of the anatomy (usually the head) which is prone to bleeding without stopping easily.....and
"Cauliflower ear", the misshapen bubble textured ears caused by slamming into solid thighs, fists, and boots in those rucks, mauls and scrums

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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13 years 10 months ago #332444 by witheze
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not to forget that elusive "World Cup" the ultimate prize.:rolleyes:

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13 years 10 months ago #332459 by hilldweller
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It was a game of two halves.
All credit to the opposition.
Bring back Buck.

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13 years 10 months ago #332463 by Kiwi303
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hilldweller;319456 wrote:
Bring back Buck.

I'd rather have Fitzy back

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13 years 10 months ago #332516 by Seaside
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jerry leadbetter;319415 wrote:
Seaside - the prop is actually the fat guy (well they used to be, now they're really all muscle) at the front of the scrum.


Ha! Shows how much I know. I was a bit surprised when my son said he was the prop, he's 12 years old and 34kg and built like a stick insect. I wondered how he was going to push the other boys. So I can expect him to get flattened (some of his team mates are 60+kg).

Edited to add... Doh! Just checked out that wiki, and Roy plays Lock, not Prop (they sound similar). Less likely to get flattened.

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