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Rectangular surface covered with natural or synthetic grass on which a rugby game is played; a game consists of two 40-minute periods.
Small post with a flag on top that is located where the touch line meets the dead ball line, the goal line, the 22 m line and the halfway line; it marks the outer edges of the playing field.
10 m line
Line parallel to the halfway line and 10 m from it; it marks the minimum distance the ball must travel during the kickoff.
22 m line
Line parallel to the goal line and 23 m from it; it is where the ball is put back into play after a kickoff.
Line marking the start of the in-goal zone.
dead ball line
Line marking the end of the in-goal zone.
Frame consisting of two uprights and a crossbar; a team scores points by kicking the ball between the uprights.
Line along the sides of the playing field; when the ball crosses this line, it is thrown back into play by a line-out.
15 m line
Line parallel to the touch line and 15 m from it; a player is not allowed to stand behind this line during a line-out.
Official whose role includes signaling when the ball leaves the field of play and when a field goal is scored (the ball passes between the goals posts and over the crossbar).
Official responsible for applying the rules; this individual keeps track of time, signals infractions and can expel a player from a game.
5 m line
Line parallel to the touch line and 5 m from it; it marks the position of the first player in a line-out formation.
Line separating the field into two sides, one for each team; the kickoff is held on the halfway line.
Zone in which a try is scored; worth five points, a try is scored when the player grounds the ball in the opposing in goal.