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16-09-2015, 07:07   #1
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Rugby 101 - Know your rucks from your mauls!

MOD: Massive thanks to MJohnston for doing up this [click to view] Rugby 101 cheat sheet. During the RWC we'll undoubtably get an influx of new posters into our community. If you're unsure of what a ruck is, or a line out, or where the offside line is, then this is the thread to ask!

It's fair to say we're all buzzing for Friday's kickoff, but I figure (and hope) this RWC is going to bring a few people onboard to watching rugby who've never seen it before. As I've been basically stuck with nothing to do in a hotel room this week (steady on), and am fairly handy with the oul Photoshop I decided to make a sort of printable poster to provide a newbie guide to the game.

So I'm looking for people here to point out what I've gotten wrong, and whether there's anything major I've left off - I know there's lots of parts of the rules that I'm not covering, but I think I hit all the big points?

It's too big to embed, I reckon, but you can view it here

Hopefully this is useful!

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16-09-2015, 07:36   #2
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Your description of "the gate" isn't technically correct.
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It's fair to say we're all buzzing for Friday's kickoff, but I figure (and hope) this RWC is going to bring a few people onboard to watching rugby who've never seen it before. As I've been basically stuck with nothing to do in a hotel room this week (steady on), and am fairly handy with the oul Photoshop I decided to make a sort of printable poster to provide a newbie guide to the game.

So I'm looking for people here to point out what I've gotten wrong, and whether there's anything major I've left off - I know there's lots of parts of the rules that I'm not covering, but I think I hit all the big points?

It's too big to embed, I reckon, but you can view it here

Hopefully this is useful!
Amazing effort - well done!
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I love the design, I did a lot of that sort of stuff in college and it looks crisp. Just wonder if you could do more with the backdrop, perhaps a faded out stadium (Twickenham) or some photos of players. (maybe using some effects or filters to cartoonise them so they match the colour scheme)
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Haven't read it all yet, looks pretty good, there is so much rules u could keep branching off what u have said already.
-in relation to the ball going over dead ball line, it can also be restarted by a scrum 5 if defenders put it out, also u decribed in detail about ball going between post, most people would get that but they might not understand some of your/rugby lingo (ball goes dead, dead ball line). Maybe have u should have an index of all main lingo, sorry but im trying to think like a non rugby virgin
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Haven't read it all yet, looks pretty good, there is so much rules u could keep branching off what u have said already.
Laws.

Rugby has laws. Laws and not rules.

Laws.

;-)

Seriously though, it's a good idea. Something that jumped out at me is in relation to a ruck and a maul and that it's worthy to mention the two critical differences between them. Namely a ruck needs the ball to be on the ground and it involves a minimum of one player from each team to be bound whereas a maul involves three players bound and for the ball to be in and hand and off the ground. It can be as simple as ruck=ground and maul=held ball; bear in mind that you don't need a tackle to ruck and there isn't a (successful) tackle for a maul to be formed.

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Other lingo, set piece, touch.. also i see in your pitch drawing, the dead ball line, they might know that this also includes corner flag to very corner of the pitch. Man, you could keep branching and picking at things, what u have written and diplayed id very good, i wouldn't have done better myself, maybe index of all rugby and spectator lingo, and maybe current world rankings annd facts.
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Nice Job. Do you mind if others commandeer this for personal use?

also it might be worth mentioning the bench/ how many subs you can make. Even the blood sub rule etc. this might be more detail than they need to enjoy the games though.
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It's a really great piece of work. Well done!

May I nit-pick?
  • On the section on Mauls: One sentence that stuck out as little poorly phrased was "The team with the ball must drive forward, otherwise the referee will tell them that they must use the ball, and they cannot deliberately collapse their own maul."
    It sounds a little like the ref would tell them that they cannot collapse the maul. Perhaps starting a new sentence would be clearer? i.e., "...they must use the ball. They cannot deliberately...
  • I'd also consider making the text in the diagram of the pitch a little larger—I zoomed into 100% size, and it's still quite small, even up close.
  • Found a small typo in the Penalties section: "When the referee chooses to award a penalty, they will indicate towards the team that 'won' the penalty."
    Can I also suggest adding "with a raised arm" to the end of this?
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I think it's really good. One useful addition would be something to do with the TMO and what usually causes a try to be disallowed, as these are usually the most tense and important moments in a game

The ball must be grounded with downward pressure, if it touches anywhere on the line, this counts as a try, if the player has any part of his body in touch, the deadball line, what happens if a ball is held up, the fact that the conversion is taken in line with where the ball was grounded...
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Thanks all, I'm making some changes thanks to your advice. I've got this wording for the gate now: "is a line at the rear of the ruck facing their own goal line."

I'm also working on a mobile friendly version! And yes, please feel free to share it with whoever you'd like

Edit: Also, I don't intend for it to be an exhaustive tutorial for rugby laws, just enough to get someone who wants to watch with a bit of insight to feel comfortable doing so. There's far too many nuances and laws to fully cover, I reckon!
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Looks brilliant, but...

*Noob's
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Ha, I think this is great.

Nice one.
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I like it. Infact I think stick'ing this thread during the RWC isn't a bad idea....
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16-09-2015, 16:45   #15
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It's brilliant. A newspaper should do a pullout of that for the WC.

Can I ask a laws question here? re: scrum rotating 90. Seems rare now the dominant scrum gets possession. Most decisions seem to be eithe penalty for deliberate wheeling or runninng around in the scrum.
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