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Rugby Guides

Game Management Guidelines

USA Rugby publishes the Game Management Guidelines to advise referees on how to ensure matches are played fairly and safely. It is a useful resource for coaches, players, and parents to know what to expect in a match.

 

On this page you will find three types of rugby guides:


  1. Printable introductions to rugby for spectators and new players.
  2. VIdeos introducing the sport to newcomers
  3. Instructional videos for players to learn basic skills and individual positions.

Printable Guides

 Booklet from USA Rugby.

Booklet from World Rugby

 

Introductory Videos

Rugby for Beginners

Explains the rules clearly with animations and video clips.

(10:45 duration)

 

Rugby 101

Yes, it's a video game intro, but it explains the rules pretty well.

(4:30 duration)

Rugby Rules for Beginners

Explains the rules by comparing to American football.

(6:49 duration)

Non-stop rugby!

A terrific example of non-stop action in rugby. See how offense, defense, passing, rucking, persistence, and fitness come together to lead to a try.

Instructional Videos

How to Tackle

Have you ever wanted to get good at rugby. Well look no further than this educational resource on How To Do A Tackle. 

How to Do Line-Outs

Looking for a informative video on How To Know About Lineouts? This practical tutorial explains accurately how it's done, and will help you get good at rugby. 

 

Passing Master Class

Jonny Wilkinson is acknowledged as one of the rugby world's great distributors. In this exclusive video, let the Toulon, England and Lions star show you how to make the perfect pass. He focuses on:
• Finger Placement
• Control of the Ball
• Spin Passing

Goal-Kicking Master Class

No player has kicked more penalites in the history of rugby that Jonny Wilkinson, So if you want to learn how to kick three (or two points for a conversion) points time and time again who better to show you the tricks of the trade. Click below to discover the lessons you can learn from the best in the business.

 

Rugby Kicking Technique

Drop Goal Master Class

USA Eagles back coach and Stanford head coach, Matt Sherman teaches the fundamentals of drop- punting a rugby ball.

Back in 2003, Jonny Wilkinson kicked the most famous drop goal in the history of rugby. So in this exclusive video let him show you the secrets of this often neglected, but crucial art.
• Step One -- How to drop the ball
• Step Two -- Contact with the ball
• Step Three -- Body Position after striking the ball
 

Assist Tackles

Learn about the breakdown from legendary All Black Richie Mccaw. This video clip focuses on the assist tackle. 

Flanker play after a scrum

Learn about how a flanker (or potentially forward) can get to the right position after a scrum.

 

How to Play Every Position

Refer to the diagram below for the positions relative to the scrum. Then scroll down for videos on how to play each position, thanks to the rugby podcast "Scrummage".

 

Rugby 101: Understanding Player Positions

 

How to Play Prop (#1 or #3)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the meat machines of the front row, the loose head and tight head props!

How to Play Hooker (#2)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the pack leader, the hooker!
 

How to Play Lock - "Second Row" (#4 or #5)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the engine room of the scrum, the 2 locks!

How to Play Flanker (#6 or #7)

I Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the work horses of the team, the 2 flankers!
 

How to Play Number 8 (#8)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the last man in the forwards, the number 8!

How to Play Scrum Half (#9)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the link man between the forwards and the backs, the scrum-half!
 

How to Play Fly Half (#10)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the commander of the team, the fly-half!

How to Play Center (#12 or #13)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the skill full powerhouses of the backs, the centers!
 

How to Play Wing (#11 or #14)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the speed machines known as the wingers!

How to Play Fullback (#15)

Learn how to play every position in rugby union, with this episode centering on the last line of defense, the fullback!