The Ultimate Guide To Scoring Rugby: Tips & Strategies You Need To Know

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An Overview of Rugby Scoring

Rugby is an intense, fast-paced sport with lots of excitement on the field. It has a wide range of scoring opportunities, and understanding the rules and regulations around how to score can help you make the most out of playing rugby. From tries and conversions to penalties and drop goals, this blog post will provide a comprehensive overview of how to score in rugby.


A try is when one team’s player touches down with the ball over their opponent’s goal line for five points. The ball must be grounded by hand or arm (not feet) over any part of the goal line between two posts for a try to count. If there is no conversion made after a try then it remains at five points; however, if a successful conversion occurs, then seven points are awarded instead.


After scoring a try, teams have an opportunity to kick for extra points from either side of where they scored the try from using what’s known as ‘conversion’. The aim is to kick through two uprights that are set seven meters apart in order to gain two additional points per converted attempt – making it possible for teams to reach nine total points when converting successfully after each Try!

Penalties & Drop Goals

Penalties occur when one team infringes upon their opponents’ right within their own 22-meter area or commits certain offenses such as handling errors or offside play while attacking players are deemed guilty by referees during matches – resulting in three-point awards being given against them if successful attempts are made following kicks at goal between 2 opposing posts placed 10 meters apart from each other directly opposite where the infringement occurred. On top of this, ‘drop goals’ also exist within Rugby too, whereby players can kick/dropkick balls 3 meters past opponents’ goalposts without any need for conversion – netting themselves three immediate extra Points should they successfully land shots inside respective goals!


In conclusion, rugby offers several ways in which teams can gain crucial extra points throughout games; Whether it’s via 5 point Tries followed by 7 Point Conversions, Penalty Kicks awarding 3 Points or even drop Goal Shots with equal rewards should they land correctly inside goal lines. As long as everyone understands these basic principles behind scoring, hopefully, it won’t take too long before people become proficient enough not just to understand whats happening on the pitch but give them adequate knowledge so that they may actively partake in tactical decision-making when a situation arises!