Rugosc is a non-contact sport combining the kicking, running and catching skills of a rugby full back and the goal -saving skills of a soccer goalkeeper. A game require two opposing teams, a ball and a field of play. 
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(1) TEAM: 
Each team may comprise one or more players. There are no field positions in Rugsoc. 
2- BALL: 
The prefered ball is the Rugsoc Match Ball approved by , and available from the World Rugsoc
Association (WRA) .Uniquely it has both a pointed and a rounded end, being a combination of a rugby
ball and a soccer ball. However the game can also be played with a rugby ball or , if this is not available, a
soccer ball. 
A marked pitch with goal posts offers the best playing field , preferably a rugby pitch. A soccer or hockey
pitch is also suitable. An adequate substitute is an open space, with or without boundaries, with clearly
marked goals. 

Teams prepare to play by facing each other in their own halves of the field as for a game of rugby, soccer or hockey. The team winning the toss chooses either to kick off or has choiceof ends. Changes of ends can be made at half-time, or quater-time every 15 minutes in an official WRA match when there are atleast three in a team. Doubles or singles matches are more physically demanding. When a shorter period of play, such as two halves of 15 minutes, is recomended. 
The kick off and all other kicks in rugsoc general play are by a punt or drop kick from the hand. A place kick is permitted only for penelaty kicks. (See note 10 PENALTY KICKS). Once the ball has been kicked, possesion passes to the other team which makes their return kick, and so on. 

To kick the ball into the opponents goal, or also over the bar if playing with rugby postss. To score, a
team tries to get within goal-scoring range i.e. in their opponets's half of the field. Apart from the distance achieved by kicking , distance can be gained, or lost , by other means.( SEE NOTE 9 GAINING OR LOSING DISTANCE). 

With rugby posts, a soccer type goal under the bar is worth 3 points. Kicking the ball over the bar is
worth 1 point. On any other field of play, a goal scores 1, An alternative scoring method is to add up the
number of Gains ' and 'Errors' during play, when one's team's 'Error' counts as the other team's 'Gains' ( SEE NOTE 9c-i GAINING OR LOSING DISTANCE) 
Kick off to start each half / quarter and after scoring is from the half-way line. Sides take it in turn to
kick. Once the ball is in play, the other side gathers it as cleanly as possible in order to make their return kick No interfernce, such as tackling, is allowed on the player gathering the or when the return kick is made. 
When the ball is kicked, one of the following rules may apply ( See also Note 

a) the ball, having bounced on, or rolled around the ground is gathered cleanly. The player making the
return kick is allowed three paces forward as the kick is made. 

b) the player attempting to gather the ball, as in example 9a, fumbles the ball, knocking it forward, The player must re-gather the ball and make the return kick at the point where first contact was made, But if , after making contact, the ball should go behind the player, it must be kicked at the point where it is eventually re-gathered.
c) the player gathering the ball succeds in catching it on the full, i.e. before it strikes the ground. This is 'Gain' (see Note 7 SCORING) After a successful catch , the player is permitted a 20-pace run before making the return kick. 

d) in attempting to catch the ball on the full , the player drops it . This is an 'Error' and the return kick is forefieted to the side which made the kick. This team moves up and one of their players takes another kick, either at the point where the dropped catch occured, or where the ball is gathered. 
e) the ball is kicked out of play over the touch line. This is an 'Error' and the distance made by the kick is forfeited to the other side which comes forward to take the return kick at the point where the original kick was made. 
f) the ball is kicked out of play past the goalposts over the try line / goal line. This is an 'Error' and the
defending team can take its kick from the 22 line or from the edge of the penalty area. 
g) the team gathering the ball fumbles it over the touch line. This is an 'Error' and the return kick is
forfeited, as in example 9d. 
h) the team gathering the ball fumbles it over the try line/ goal line. This is an 'Error' and the defending
team concedes a 'corner' . The attacking team takes another kick 15m in field fro the touch line on the 22 line /corner of the penalty area. 
i) the team gathering the ball cannot reach it before it stops moving. This is an 'Error' and the return kick forfeited. 

Penalty kicks , which may be punts or drop kicks from the hand, or place kicks on the ground, are taken from the middle of the 22/ penalty area line. The defending team concedes a penalty kick to the opposing side by making the following errors in play: 
a) dropping the ball when attempting a catch on the full inside their 22/ penalty area and not in front of
goal. ( a ball dropped in front of goal cuonts as an attempted 'save' incurring no penalty , as long as the ball remains in the field of play. See Note 9h). 
b) the ball is kicked from inside the 22/ penalty area out of play over the touch line or try/ goal line, or is not kicked out of the defending team's own 22/ penalty area. 
c) the team gathering the ball inside its own 22/ penalty area cannot reach it before it stops moving. 


When the game is played with rugby posts, any number of players can crowed between the posts to try to make a save from a kick at goal. When soccer or hockey goal posts are in use, a maximum of two players can stand between the posts to try to make a save. Other members of the defending team must stand clear and not interfere with the next play. 

 TERMS USED IN RUGSOC:The game has evolved using terms which have a common usage and those of a more traditional origin. Both are listed for the information of those seeking a complete knowledge of the game
Ball description:
To answer your query about colours used, we would like black ink printed on a more durable white material than was used for the previous match ball. As for the coat of arms, this is printed once only and is almost as wide as one of the five long panels. It is positioned at the widest part of
the panel, i.e. in the middle. The drawing has a black outline, with an infill of grey for the ball and two lions and the back of the motto
banner. The top of the coat of arms is towards the round end of the ball and the bottom is towards the pointed end. OFFICIAL MATCH BALL is
printed above the coat of arms and WRA APPROVED is printed below it. 
Also printed on another panel is RUGSOC. And on another panel is printed DEL. Two of the five long panels are blank.
At the rounded end of the ball, on the small five-sided panel with the valve, is printed in circles around the valve: MADE IN PAKISTAN BY
 External Links: This article courtesy DEL
How to order a rugsoc Ball
You can order a rugsoc ball by going to below given link and email them about your order


2009 Anual Game
Our annual Boxing Day game of Rugsoc was played last Tuesday by about 20 
players, including three youngsters who will take the game to the next 
generation. Once again, your special rugsoc ball gave us a very good game, even 
though my team lost 4-9!
Mr. Richard 

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