Monday, February 05, 2007

Rugby Trivia

To score a six-point try in rugby (the equivalent of a touchdown) a player has to actually touch the ball on the ground ... which is why you'll often see rugby players diving headfirst into the end zone, even when no tacklers are near. Thus, it's "touch down" for an opportunity to "try" to kick for a seventh point.

Kickers also get hurt in rugby. I may have mentioned that earlier.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stumbled across your blog, just thought I'd note that a try in rugby is only worth 5 points, and the conversion 2.

2:08 PM  

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