Law 7 - Mode of play

Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:00

A rugby match is started with a kick-off. What then?


A match is started by a kick-off.

After the kick-off, any player who is on-side may take the ball and run with it.

Any player may throw it or kick it.

Any player may give the ball to another player.

Any player may tackle, hold or shove an opponent holding the ball.

Any player may fall on the ball.

Any player may take part in a scrum, ruck, maul or line-out.

Any player may ground the ball in an in-goal.

Whatever a player does must be in accordance with the Laws of the Game.