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Maultypically after a runner has come into contact and the ball is still being held by a player once any combination of at least three players have bound themselves a maul has been set. The primary difference from a ruck is that the ball is not on the ground.
 
Melrose Cupthe trophy awarded the mens champions of the Rugby World Cup 7s. Currently held by Fiji.
 
Murrayfieldthe home stadium of the national team of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Number 8the forward who wears the jersey with the No. 8. This player binds into the scrum normally at the very base between the two locks. His/her responsibility is to initiate attacks by the forwards from scrums or to provide a stable ball from the scrum for the scrumhalf.
 
Offsidesduring rucks, scrums, lineouts, and mauls an imaginary line is present over which any player crossing before the set piece is completed committs a penalty.
 
Outhalf/Outside halfthe back wearing No. 10 who normally recieves the ball from the scrumhalf. Also called the Outhalf, Outside half or 1st 5/8th, he/she will call plays for the backline, pass the ball to other backs, or provide most of the tactical kicks. Also known as Flyhalf.
 
Outside Centerthe back wearing No. 13. see center
 
Packanother name for all the forwards usually when they are bound for a scrum.
 
Penaltyany number of infractions or violations which award the other team a kick.
 
Penalty Kickan uncontested kick awarded to a team for a major infraction by the other team. The kick can be taken directly at goal and scores 3 points if successful. If the ball is kicked to touch, then the ball is awarded back to the team which kicked the ball out of bounds.
 
Penalty Trythe awarding of a try due to a flagrant violation by an opposing side that prevents an obvious try from being scored.
 
Pitchthe field upon which a rugby match is played.
 
Place Kicka kick of the ball resting on the ground, placed in an indention in the ground, from a small pile of sand, or from a kicking tee. Place kicks are used to start each half, for penalty kicks at goal, or for conversion kicks after a try has been awarded.
 
Propeither of the two forwards normally wearing No. 1 (loosehead) or No. 3 (tighthead). Responsibilites are to support the hooker during scrums and 2nd rows during lineouts.
 
Pumasthe national team of Argentina
 


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