Sunday, 16 October 2011

Introduction

                 

                 A line-out is the means by which, in rugby union, the ball is put back into play after it has gone into touch.   It is the equivalent of the throw-in in soccer.
                 Rugby league abolished line-outs in 1897. Instead, a scrum takes place 20 metres infield from the spot where the ball went out and where a line-out would take place in rugby union.