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Rugby 7's
Kenneth Williams
Rugby Ready Certified

I've noticed at 7's that very few players kick the ball at a penalty kick, they just pass it. Is this allowed?

Taff Williams

Posted 21 Feb 2016 05.12pm
Morteza Mahmoodi
Laws of the Game Certified
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Morteza mahmoodi
Posted 9 Sep 2016 10.12pm
Scott Harland
World Rugby Master Trainer

A penalty kick must be taken with some form of kick. In Sevens this is usually taken as a very small kick, so that the ball only leaves the hands for a second, and the player catches the ball and runs or passes. It is so quickly done that sometimes looks like the player did not kick the ball at all, but the ball must leave the hands when kicked.

Posted 15 Sep 2016 11.12pm
Shu-aib Davids
Level 2 Coach
South Africa

Ball must leave the hands when kick is taken, more known as a tap and go.

Posted 8 Nov 2016 01.12pm
james koskela
Rugby Ready Certified
United States

in sevens would it be possible to perform a ruck


Posted 19 Dec 2016 12.12am
Scott Harland
World Rugby Master Trainer

Hi James. Yes,  a ruck is possible in Sevens. Sometimes defenders may choose not to contest for possession, in order to establish a strong defensive line, but there are still frequent changes in possession due to a defending team forming a ruck and winning the pushing contest.

Posted 20 Dec 2016 04.12pm

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