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Takea well executed catch of a kicked ball.
 
Tensa form of rugby union played with only ten total players. Each half typically last only 10 minutes but can be longer. Games are almost always played during tournaments.
 
Testthe name typically used for matches between two national teams. The match can also be called an international.
 
Tight Fivea common name for all of the front (props and hooker) and second row (locks) forwards. Also known as Front Five
 
Tightheadthe No. 3 prop in a scrum due to his head being between the opposition's hooker and loosehead prop's shoulders. A scrum can also win a tighthead by taking possession of the ball in a scrum fed by the other pack.
 
Touch judgean official posted on each side of the pitch to mark the spot where balls go out of touch and to judge kicks at goal. The touch judge is also instrumental in pointing out any serious violence infractions not seen by the referee.
 
Touch, touchlinethe out of bounds line that runs on either side of the pitch. The non-contact version of rugby is also commonly called touch.
 
Toura trip by a club or team typically to a foreign country playing a number of different matches.
 
TriNationsthe annual competition between the national men's teams of Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
 
Trya score of 5 points awarded when the ball is carried or kicked across the tryline and touched down to the ground by a player.
 
Trylinethe goal line extending across the pitch.
 
Tunnelthe gap between the front rows in a scrum or the gap between the two lines of forwards in a lineout.
 


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