Not all, but most South Africa men watch rugby and some but not all women actually know what on earth is going on. For those women who have no clue, couch time with your beau can be extremely frustrating especially if he is the one holding the remote. Then there are those mad rugby tournaments that start somewhere around March and end in November resulting in a long string of rugby braais that dominate your social calendar.
Will it ever end? Probably not, so best you try to learn some rules of the game, maybe fake some of the others and you are guaranteed a secure spot on the couch next to your rugby obsessed man. Commander HQ, an online sports and lifestyle gear and apparel store, specialises in rugby kits for players and fans. Their resident rugby coach and expert personal trainer, Jamie Kaiser, says you can fake it until you make it, here’s how.
Understand the point of the game?
Rugby is a complex game with various ways to score points. In rugby there are always two sides at play. Each game last 80 minutes, with 40 minutes a side, and whoever scores the most points is the winner – simple!
How to score points?
What is a ruck, a maul and a scrum?
The Offside Rule
Rugby has many rules. But the most important one for you to learn is the offside rule. This is when there is a “ruck” or a “maul”. Every player on the defending side should remain behind the feet of the last man in the ruck to maintain an onside position. Step over this boundary and the whistle blows.
Ways to fake it
Watching rugby with your male friends can be fun, and if you can’t beat them you might as well join them. Looking the part is one thing but sounding the part is another.
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