A fast, full-contact sport that uses skills found in both football
and soccer, rugby is an action-packed sport played without padding. While
forward passing is not allowed in rugby, players can gain ground by kicking or
running the ball down field. Scoring is
achieved by either a try or a goal. A try (at goal) involves grounding
the ball, that is, touching the ball to the ground over the goal line at
the opponent's end of the field. Three different types of kicks at
goal can score points: the goal kick after a try has been awarded
(which if successful becomes a conversion), the drop kick, and the
ECU Club Rugby plays in the highly competitive Carolinas
Rugby League and practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the North
Recreational Complex. Each member of the Pirate Rugby team comes to the pitch
with a different level of game experience and skill set. Anyone is welcome to
come out and see how the team practices and what rugby is all about.
For more information about Pirate Rugby e-mail the team representatives. Also be
sure to check out ECU Club Rugby on Facebook!