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Av ricardo rodriguez - 17 april 2009 02:04



To be directly responsible for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for the RUGBY TEAM, its activities and events.

TO: Main Committee

FOR: Other volunteer fundraisers

    Organise fundraising functions and activities for the RF TEAM
    Ensure all materials required for fundraising are ordered and available
    Identify all available sponsorship opportunities and methods of accessing funding through partner.
  • Prepare submissions and all supporting material and present proposals to interested parties.
  • Ensure that all commitments are provided according to the terms of the respective sponsorship agreement
  • Maintain accurate records of all sponsorship, fundraising and donations received
    If necessary, form a Sponsorship and Fundraising Sub-Committee

  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Creative and innovative
  • Enthusiastic and a good motivator

Approximately 1 hour per week

  • To organise social events to bring the players, officials, parents and all members together in a social setting to enhance relationships within the RUGBY TEAM.
  • To promote healthy participation in a fun RUGBY CLUB

  • TO: Main Committee
    FOR: Social Committee DUTIES:
  • Organising TEAM functions, such as end of season and pre-season events and Christmas party
  • Booking venues and entertainment
  • Be closely with the fundraiser to identify potential opportunities for organising fundraising social events. Help encourage new members into the club and motivate members to attend TEAM events

  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Creative and enjoys socialising

Approximately 2 hours per week; potential to vary depending on social events in calendar

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Av ricardo rodriguez - 18 oktober 2008 07:02

även om ALLA inte kan vara med och äta lunch samtidigt, måste man följa rutinerna till denna vecka...

Jag var nere vid lunchen och upptäckte att majoriteten hade ej på sig "den vita skjortan" eller för den delen satt vid samma bord något vi hade tillsamans med vår kapten hade avtalat i torsdags.

Detta kan tydas på olika sätt men jag tyder att det är respektlös mot vår kapten och alla våra medspelare.

Ingen match i får vänta med det

pga måndags avbrutna rutiner kommer vi ej att ha film i aulan som vi hade tänkt oss.

Ingen får vänta med det

vi hade tänkt att fotografera oss [med vit skjorta också förstås, som ett rugby lag] men eftersom vi klarar ej enkla rutiner kan vi ej ha fotografering heller.



se också...

Disciplinary Comitee at VRS RUGBY*

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Av ricardo rodriguez - 17 oktober 2008 15:41

Don't think rugby demands quick thinking, fast feet and a solid body?

Go ahead and play for an hour and THEN tell me how you feel.

Rugby is a world-famous sport with its peculiar image, rules and culture.     Rugby football is an original mode of life; rugby culture is a sound way of thinking; a full rugby description would take volumes of printed pages. This phenomenon is very interesting and worth special attention.

Let's begin our rugby description with rugby definition. The term "rugby football" can be considered as a general term for two similar but separate team-sports: rugby league and rugby union. Also this term is applied to numerous variations of rugby league and rugby union and some new-invented games based on rugby. It may be applied to rugby league, rugby union, rugby sevens, touch rugby, quad rugby, American football, arena football +++.

But all these variations have something in common, something that makes them "rugby".

Rugby is a tough full-contact sport with minimum or even with no padding. If there were no ball it would resemble a group fighting. This game contains the elements of wrestling, football and it would seem their derivative if it were not so extraordinary in form, rules and scoring. And our rugby description would be incomplete without emphasizing some rugby peculiarities. And as we give rather general rugby description we put a great emphasis on common, general rugby rules, principles and features.

The most distinctive feature of rugby football in all its variations is an ovoid ball and one of the most important of rugby rules is prohibition of passing the ball forward. So, players can only run with the ball or kick it.

An extremely interesting episode in rugby is called "scrum" or "scrummage", where packs of competing players push against each other for ball possession.

Another set piece worth attention is "line - out" when the lines of players try to catch the ball which is thrown from the so-called "touch", the area behind the sidelines. These episodes are more characteristic for Rugby Union.

In the league the scrum exists as well but it is not as important as in the union. As for the "lineout" it scarcely occurs.

A scoring is conducted by crediting a team with points gained from the "tries" and "goals". A "try" consists in grounding the ball over the goal line at the rival's end of field. A goal can be scored when kicking the ball over the crossbar between the goalposts.

Also there are penalty try, conversion goal, penalty goal and dropped goal. Penalty try is scored because of rival's foul play and is awarded between the goal post. Conversion goal occurs when a player gains a try, which gives his team an opportunity to score a goal by performing a kick at goal (it applies to penalty try as well). It may be a place kick or a drop kick. Penalty goal is a goal gained from a penalty kick. Dropped goal is a goal from a drop kick.

The final point of our rugby description is rugby culture.

Rugby union is commonly considered as a team sport for gentlemen and at many private schools rugby union is played and trained along with traditional boxing and fencing.

Where as rugby league is regarded as a more "working class" game.

Thus there are two types of rugby culture. The first one is more "aristocratic" and often associated with private schools and elite universities (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.) with suits and gowns...

So, there you have it. Rugby.

/ricardo   ;-) 

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 15:31

Tackling is the only way of legally bringing down your opponent in rugby.

But there are certain laws on how to tackle and if these are not adhered to, penalties will follow.

When you tackle an opponent, you cannot make contact above the shoulders. This is for safety reasons.

The referee will instantly give a penalty if he sees a high tackle, and a few stronger words may follow if the challenge is deemed dangerous.

Expect a yellow card and a spell in the sin-bin or a red card and instant dismissal for more serious offences.

Other laws govern what can and cannot happen once a tackle has been made.


Once a player in possession of the ball has been brought to ground by a tackler, they must release the ball immediately.

They can do this either by passing off to a team-mate or placing the ball on the ground.

The tackler must release the player they have just brought down and roll away from them and the ball.

If the referee believes the tackler has not rolled away quick enough, he will award a penalty to the opposition.

The same is true for the player who has been tackled. If they do not release the ball immediately and roll away from it, they will concede a penalty.

Referees are strict on this, because players can often try to slow the ball up for the opposition, helping their side to re-group in defence.


If they are quick enough, a team-mate of the tackler can pick up the ball from the contact area as long as they are on their feet.

However as soon as a team-mate from the ball carrier's side comes into contact with that player and the ball is still on the ground, the tackle then becomes a ruck.

None of the tackler's team-mates can attempt to handle or pick up the ball once the ruck has formed.

However they can use their strength to drive over the team in possession and attempt to win the ball.


If a player has been tackled and their natural momentum takes them over the try-line and the ball is grounded, a try is awarded.

A player tackled near the goal-line can also reach out and attempt to touch the ball down for a try.

There are certain situations where tackles cannot be made.

If the ball carrier has been held by an opponent, but has not gone to ground, and a team-mate has bound onto them, a maul is formed.

At that point a tackle cannot be made for safety reasons.

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 15:23

The scrum-half is the player who gets things going in the scrum.

It is their job to feed the ball into the scrum for the hooker to strike back to the number eight.

The scrum-half can roll the ball in from either the left-hand side or the right-hand side of the scrum.

The scrum-half must then not handle the ball until it has come out of the scrum.

The six other backs must be at least five metres behind the off-side line running through the hindmost foot of the last forward in the scrum.

If they are not, the referee will penalise the offending team.

Hooking the ball

When it comes to scrums, the hooker is the player with all the responsibility and pressure.

Their job is to strike the ball back to the number 8 once the scrum-half has fed the ball into the scrum.

This is not as easy as it sounds.

Why? Because the opposition's hooker is trying to steal the ball from you.

Plus you've got eight huge forwards on the other side trying to push you off the ball.

The hooker is the only player in the scrum who can raise their feet - otherwise they would never be able to strike the ball.

However, no other player in the scrum is allowed to handle the ball until the ball is free - not even the hooker.

When is a scrum ended?

A scrum is finished when the ball has come out of the scrum.

Once it has, then the opposition scrum-half can tackle their opposite number for the ball.

But in some situations the number 8 may dribble with the ball, keeping it in the scrum.

This means the opposing scrum-half cannot get their hands on the ball because it's still in the scrum.

This often happens when the team in possession have an attacking scrum near their opponent's try line.


The referee is in charge on the pitch and if he's not happy with a scrum, he can order it to be re-taken again when:

· The scrum has rotated 90 degrees

· The scrum has collapsed before the ball has been fed or before the ball has come out

· The ball does not come out quick enough

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 15:13

This is one of the methods used to restart play when the ball has gone over a team's dead ball line.

For example, if the attacking team kicks the ball beyond the dead ball line, a member of the defending team can touch it down for a 22-metre drop-out.

The defending team can also ground the ball in their in-goal area for a drop-out if a player on the other side was the last person to touch the ball.

Once the ball has been touched down, a player from the defending team can advance to the 22m line and restart play with a drop kick.

They can kick the ball a short distance forward and try to regain possession, put up a high kick for the forwards to get under or kick the ball as far as possible down the field.

A 22-metre drop-out is not awarded, however, if a member of the defending team has either passed or carried the ball back over the dead ball line before the ball is touched down.

In this case, a five-metre scrum is awarded to the attacking team.
Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 15:12

Two packs of players, straining every muscle for every inch of opposition territory they can claim.

Of course, it's the scrum.

It is used for restarting play after the following:

·  The ball has been knocked on

·  The ball has gone forward

·  Accidental offside

·  The ball has not come out from a ruck or maul

Not every player can join a scrum. Only eight players from each team can take part.

They are almost always the eight forwards in the side.

The scrum is formed at the place where the infringement happened.

All scrums must take place at least five metres from the touch or trylines.

However the scrum is one of the hardest areas of the game to referee because of the many infringements, particularly in the front row.


Referees pay particular attention to the bindings of the two front rows.

Props must use the whole arm from hand to shoulder to grasp their opponent's body at or below the level of the armpit.

They must grasp their opposite number's shirt from the side or the back.

They cannot go underneath and grab the collar or the sleeve of the upper arm.

Props often look for a late bind when they engage.

By maneuvering their arm they can manipulate their opponent's body position, giving them a significant advantage in the push.

However referees are stringent on this move because of safety reasons.

Twisting, dipping or collapsing a scrum will result in a penalty against the offending team.


Rather than engaging square on with their opponent, tight-head props can bore their heads into the hooker.

This limits the movement of the opposition hooker.

Sometimes you may see a tight-head prop's body pop out of a scrum while it is still taking place.

This is because their opposing loose-head prop has used a subtle shift of body position and pushed into the tight-head prop's chest.

Both moves are illegal and are punishable with penalties.

Av ricardo rodriguez - 11 oktober 2008 15:07

A maul occurs when three or more players, including the ball carrier and at least one other player from either side, are in contact together.

What makes the maul different to the ruck is that the ball is not on the ground but in hand.

But like the ruck, the offside line is the "hindmost" foot of the last team-mate bound to the


Players can only join in from behind that team-mate. Anyone who comes in from the sides will be penalised by the referee.

Players joining the maul must have their heads or shoulders no lower than their hips and must have at least one arm bound to a team-mate.

The team not in possession of the ball cannot deliberately collapse the maul. This is for safety reasons.

Penalties can also be given for attempting to drag players out of the maul.

However this can be allowed if players are legitimately dragging out members of the opposition who have ended up on the wrong side.


One of the infringements referees have clamped down on in the past few years has been obstruction in the maul, or "truck and trailer" as it has been called.

This is when a player acts as a screen, blocking tacklers from reaching the ball carrier.

However players can circumvent this law if two or more team-mates bind around the ball together and move forwards.

As long as the tackler has a fair opportunity to contest the ball, the referee will allow the maul to continue.


If the maul stops moving forwards the referee will often shout "use it or lose it" to the team in possession.

This means they must pass the ball within a five-second time period.

If they do not the referee will call a scrum and the team not in possession will be given the feed.

However if a player has caught the ball from a kick-off or a drop-out and is drawn in the middle of a maul inside their own 22m line, the referee will award the scrum to their side if the ball has not come out in time.

A maul ends when the ball is passed out or is on the ground.

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