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Rugby

Australian Rules football

noun

a team sport similar to rugby

the British Lions

the British national rugby union team

conversion

noun

in the game of rugby, a goal that is scored after a try

conversion kick

noun

in rugby and American football, an occasion when a ball is kicked over a high bar in order to score more points

convert

verb

to make a conversion in rugby

drop goal

noun

a goal scored in rugby by a player who drops the ball and then kicks it

drop-kick

noun

a kick in rugby where a player drops the ball and kicks it as it comes up from the ground

fifteen

noun

a team in the sport of rugby, consisting of 15 players

fly half

noun

a rugby player who plays in the middle of the field behind the scrum half

hooker

noun

a player in the game of rugby who tries to get the ball when the players are in a scrum

line-out

noun

in rugby union, a throw of the ball into the air between lines of players from each team, to continue the game after the ball has gone off the field

lock

noun

in rugby, a player in the second row of the scrum

pack

noun

the group of forwards (=attacking players) in a rugby team, especially in a scrum

place kick

noun

a kick of the ball in rugby or American football while the ball is on the ground or being held by a player

prop

noun

one of the forward players in rugby

ruck

noun

in a game of rugby, a group of players who are all trying to get the ball when it is on the ground

ruck

verb

to form a ruck in a game of rugby

rugby

noun

a game played by two teams of players with a ball shaped like an egg. Goals are scored by kicking the ball over a high bar, and points called tries are scored by putting the ball behind the goal line.

Rugby League

noun

a form of rugby in which there are 13 players in a team

Rugby Union

noun

a form of rugby in which there are 15 players in a team

rugger

noun

rugby

scrum

noun

an arrangement of players in a game of rugby when they all push together to try and get the ball

scrum down

to form a scrum in rugby

scrum half

noun

a rugby player who plays in the middle of the field and who throws the ball into the scrum

scrummage

noun

a scrum1 1

stand-off

noun

a fly half in the game of rugby

tackle

verb

to take hold of an opponent in a game such as rugby or American football and stop them from moving forwards, usually by forcing them to the ground

tackle

noun

an attempt to stop an opponent from moving forwards in a game such as rugby or American football, usually by forcing them to the ground

test match

noun

in cricket and rugby, a game between two teams from different countries

touchdown

noun

in rugby, the act of touching the ball on the ground over the other team’s goal line. By making a touchdown, you score a try.

the Triple Crown

noun

a set of victories in three major international rugby matches

try

noun

if a rugby player scores a try, they touch the ground behind the goal line with the ball and score points

the Varsity Match

a rugby match that is held every year between Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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