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Lindsey Albaugh
Discussion 2/15
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:52pm
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My final topic that I am choosing for this research paper is Rugby. Iím going to focus on the history and the rules of rugby. Where it was developed, the people involved in making rugby possible. The rules they made for the game, the different type of plays they designed. Especially would like to focus on the one play called Ponty Pool. It is a play designed for when you are close to the tri line. The rules of rugby are very important also. You have to be a safe rugby player in order to be a good rugby player because it can be a very dangerous sport. Iím going to explain the different techniques of the game. Go over the differences of the packies and the back line, and their different plays. I will inform about scrum downs and rucks, and mauls and line-outs; how you get into a scrum down or a line-out is important. Your team needs to be fundamentally sound to win. That is who will win a rugby game. My major sources for my history and my rules will be books. I have a sports rule book, and the rugby books. They are all mainly the history with some statistics. One describes how rugby came along, the steps in how it became what it is. The one book mainly focuses on the origins. For more of my statistics and how rugby is still a popular sport I will get my information through my web sources. I will get statistics on players and how they influenced the game of rugby. I will also get recent rules, adjustments that were made to the game to make it safer over the years. Rugby is a very unique sport and can be very difficult if you make it difficult. If you focus on the fundamentals though and work through the game step by step it can come very easy. It doesnít take prior knowledge of any other sport, you donít even have to be an athlete. Iíd like to explain how rugby is for everyone, every shape, size. I feel like I can successfully write this paper, and enjoy it and learn more about the game myself.

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