As with any sport, rugby union requires a few pieces of specialist equipment. Union is a physical, full-contact sport - so expect a few knocks while playing. But with the proper equipment, you can ...
Entering or re-entering the pitch without the referee's permission Deliberately leaving the pitch without the referee's permission A player is sent off and shown the red card if they commit any of the ...
Rugby union is one of the few ball games where the ball cannot be passed forwards. That means a player moving towards the opposition's dead ball line must pass the ball to a team-mate either along or ...
Not everyone has the same kind of motivation and experts believes there are at least two main kinds. Ego orientation: Playing sport because you want to be the winner Task orientation: Playing sport ...
Being caught is the most common way of getting out. A batsman is out caught when a fielder catches the ball directly off the bat, before it has hit the ground. The ball does not have to come directly ...
Tackling is the only way of legally bringing down your opponent in rugby union. But there are certain laws on how to tackle and if these are not adhered to, penalties will follow. When you tackle an ...
A scrum is finished when the ball has come out of the scrum. Once it has, then the opposition scrum-half can tackle their opposite number for the ball. But in some situations the number 8 may dribble ...
Rugby shorts are traditionally made from cotton, designed to take the strains of rugby union. Second row forwards now use special line-out shorts which have reinforced stitching to help them to get ...
In the modern age of football there are many different roles and jobs a defender can have. And a wonderful sight in the game is seeing the wing-back fly up and down the touchline terrorising the ...
When a player receives a pass they have to act quickly, but they are not allowed to run with the ball or dribble it. To gain control of the ball, a player can bat or bounce the ball once, but they ...
What exactly is an Academy? Academies are special training schemes set up by clubs to help them develop young players. All Premiership clubs have them. Liverpool's academy opened in 2000 Other League ...
They are designed to quickly replace the fluids which are lost by sweating. They also provide a boost of carbohydrates. The body prefers to use glucose as its source of energy. Sometimes it is better ...