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Rugby Season on the Big Island about to get under way

Keala Fong of the Hilo Reign, Under 17

Rugby Hawaii is about to start its season and  you should brush up on some terms:

Lineout: Looks somewhat like a jump-ball in basketball, with both teams lining up opposite each other, but one team then throws the ball down the middle of the tunnel. Line-outs restart play after the ball, or a player carrying it, has gone out of bounds.

Maul: Occurs when a player carrying the ball is held by one or more opponents, and one or more of the ball-carrier’s teammates bind on the ball-carrier. All the players involved are on their feet and moving toward a goal line. Open play has ended.Ruck: One or more players from each team, who are on their feet and in contact, close around the ball on the ground. Once a ruck has been formed, players can’t use their hands to get the ball, only their feet.

Scrum: A contest for the ball involving eight players who bind together and push against the other team’s assembled eight for possession of the ball. Scrums restart play after certain minor infractions. 


November 25, 2011 - Posted by | Rugby | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Now I know where to find information on this game.
    Nobody seems to carry any schedule of games for this sport.
    Wonder why that is?
    Thanks Big dog

    Comment by J.N | November 25, 2011 | Reply

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