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The Calcutta Cup
   is awarded in   
Rugby Union
The William Webb Ellis Trophy
   is awarded in   
Rugby Union
15
   is the number of   
Players in a Rugby Union Team
Percy Montgomery
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
South African. Fullback, Outside centre. Was the leading point scorer in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
George Gregan
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
Australian, although born in Zambia. Scrum-half who has made more appearances for his national team than any other player in the sport's history.
Pat Walsh
   was a   
Rugby Union Player
Nov 21st 2007. Aged 71, New Zealand rugby union player and selector, All Black (1955–1964).
Donald Sloan
   was a   
Rugby Union Player
Scottish rugby union. Aged 81, (Edinburgh Academical, Scotland). April 14
Brian O'Driscoll
   is known as a   
Rugby Union Player
Ronan O'Gara
   is known as a   
Rugby Union Player
Gareth Edwards
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
Widely recognised as the best scrum-half to have ever played the game.
Serge Blanco
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
He was a fullback who will be remembered for his creativity, natural flair, pace and agility. He went on to win 93 caps for France including two Five Nations Championships Grand Slams
Colin Meads
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
He was a very flexible player and although a lock, he was comfortable at flanker, number eight and even on the wing. He was nicknamed the ‘Pinetree’ as he was 6’4’’ tall and 16 stone and he went on to play 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971 and scored 27 tries.
David Campese
   is famous for being a   
Rugby Union Player
Australia’s greatest ever winger and one of the world’s finest backs. In total he went on to win 101 caps for the Wallabies and scored a record 64 tries.
Serge Blanco
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Five Nations Championship 1981 & 1987.
David Campese
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Fullback for Australia's Wallabies
Frik Du Preez
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Lock or Flanker position. Played for South Africa National Team.
Gareth Edwards
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Scrum-half Position. Seven time Winner Five Nations Championship - Cardiff RFC
Willie John McBride
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Was an inaugural inductee into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. Played for the British and Irish Lions.
Colin Meads
   has excelled in   
Rugby Union
Played for the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, from 1957 to 1971. Nicknamed 'Pinetree', named the country's Player of the Century in 1999.
Forward Pass
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A foul where the ball is passed forward. The clue's in the name.
Grounding
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The act of touching the ball to the ground in the goal area.
Knock-on
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A minor foul where the ball bounces forward after hitting part of a player's upper body.
Lineout
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Used to restart play once the ball has gone into touch.
Maul
   is used in   
Rugby Union
When a bunch of players, usually forwards, get together for a cuddle and the opposition decide to join them.
Drop Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Blitz
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A rush defence designed to stifle the opposition.
Free Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Penalty Kick
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Try
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Ruck
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Conversion
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A kick at goal after a try or when a player moves from league to union.
Scrum
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A formation used to restart play after a minor foul.
Sin Bin
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Where players have to sit and look sheepish for ten minutes after being sent off.
Hooking
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The actions of moving the ball backwards with your feet in a scrum. What a hooker does.
The Currie Cup
   is awarded in   
Rugby Union
South African’s premier domestic competition
The Bledisloe Cup
   is awarded in   
Rugby Union
Is contested annually between New Zealand and Australia
The Ranfurly Shield
   is awarded in   
Rugby Union
Is the most prestigious trophy in New Zealand’s domestic competition. First played for in 1904
Moss Keane
   was a   
Rugby Union Player
27th Jul 1948 - 5th oct 2010, Irish, he played for Ireland and British & Irish Lions
Backline
   is used in   
Rugby Union
The backline consists of the centre wings and fullback. These are usually the fastest players on the field and gain the most metres
Coathanger
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Dangerous high tackle
Tackle
   is used in   
Rugby Union
Involves wrapping, holding or wrestling a player who has possession of the ball to the ground.
Spear Tackle
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A dangerous tackle in rugby union, rugby league, and Australian rules football whereby a player lifts another player into the air and dumps them upside down.
Fullback
   is used in   
Rugby Union
A position behind the main line of backs






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