Summary of Key Terms

Some of the terms used in Rugby are similar to those used in football but with different meanings.
Goal - in mid-game or from a penalty kick the ball is kicked above the crossbar and through the goalposts of the opposing team.
Try - touching the ball to the ground in the in-goal area of the opposing team (behind the goalposts).
Conversion - kick the ball through the goalposts after scoring a try.
Scrum - both teams line up heads down and shoulders pushing against to get the ball underneath.
Goosestep - quick fancy foot movement to avoid a tackle.
Tackle - lower area of the body.
Cauliflower ear - ears become thick and lumpy after being hit cotinuously.

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