Brits find Rugby laws confusing, survey finds

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1st October 2015 10:55 - Sport, Leisure and Tourism

A recent sports survey by the sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2015, Samsung, has discovered that many Brits find the laws of rugby confusing.Brits find Rugby rules confusing, survey finds

According to Samsung, 70 per cent of those planning to watch the Rugby World Cup games do not know how many points a try is worth, and also cannot name any players from the England squad. As well as this, BT[.com] reports that approximately 40 per cent of the respondents were not sure how long a game of rugby lasts and also did not know that a rugby ball has to be passed backwards.

The survey findings indicated that the most confusing rule was the offside rule, with 90 per cent of the respondents claiming to not understand how it works.

The findings also showed that more people understand what the hooker does than the rule which says the ball has to be passed backwards. Samsung revealed that just 23 per cent did not know what the hooker does.

The survey findings were released at the same time as a series of sponsored tutorials featuring comedian Jack Whitehall and members of the English World Cup-winning team of 2003, including Lawrence Dallaglio and Martin Johnson, sponsored by Samsung.

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