THERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO SCORE
Try = Five points
Touching the ball on or over the try-line.
Conversion = Two points
After every try, the team can try to kick the ball over the crossbar.
Penalty kick = Two points
Awarded for a certain infringement – players have the chance to kick the ball over the crossbar.
Drop-goal = Three points
This is a kick in open play when the ball is dropped to the ground then kicked between the posts and over the crossbar.
Penalty try = Five points
If foul play has been deliberately committed to prevent a try then a penalty try can be awarded.
Each half is seven minutes with a one-minute halftime break.
When play is stopped for minor infringements, it is restarted by a scrum. During a scrum, the ball is rolled into the middle of the two opposing ‘packs’. All players must be behind their side.
Tackles must be lower than the shoulders. If the tackled player is brought down, they must release the ball so both teams can contest possession.