Rugby World Cup in South Africa: Germany qualify for the World Cup for the first time | Play

 Rugby World Cup in South Africa: Germany qualified for the World Cup for the first time.  Play

This World Cup participation is historic!

For the first time ever, a German national team qualified for the Men’s 7-a-side Rugby World Cup. The team of national coaches Clemens von Grumbko and Philipp Snymann was able to secure a ticket to the “Rugby World Cup Sevens” with a clear 24:7 victory in the decisive game against Italy in the qualification tournament in Bucharest – a historic success for the Germans. rugby union.

In Cape Town, one of South Africa’s largest cities, the world’s best rugby teams will battle it out for the Rugby Sevens World Cup from 9 to 11 September. New Zealand, Scotland and England are among the strong contenders for the title – for the German team, only participating is success.

Initially, the German rugby men met Chile today. The German selection had to concede defeat at 12:15 after extra time. They were still leading 12–0 at halftime.

There is not much time to mourn: the German team has to start again on Saturday morning. Then you meet Portugal in the consolation round.

All information about the 7-man Rugby World Cup

The first Men’s Rugby Sevens World Cup was held in 1993 in Scotland. Since then, a new world champion has been determined every four years. The New Zealand national team is the current champion at the World Cup in South Africa. With a total of three world titles, the New Zealander is also the record world champion.

The first Women’s Rugby 7s World Cup was held in 2009. Here too New Zealand is the record winner with two titles.

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What is rugby and how does it work?

Rugby is a team sport, specifically a contact sport, originally from England. A distinction is made between classic 15-a-side rugby and Olympic 7-a-side rugby.

The main difference is the number of players and thus the associated dynamics in the game. The field is similar in shape to a soccer field, with two H-shaped poles at each end of the field.

On the one hand, the main feature of rugby is that apart from a mouthguard, no other protective clothing is worn. On the other hand, the special feature of the game is that you can only pass the egg-shaped ball backwards, but you can shoot forwards.

Points can be made as follows:

attempt: A try is scored when the ball is placed in the opponent’s in-goal (5 points).

Growth: After a try, the attacking team has the option of kicking the ball through the H-shaped goal posts with a drop kick or a kick cone. The position of the attempt determines where the dropkick can be taken for the ruse.

Drop Target: A player kicks the ball, which must have first touched the ground, between the goal posts and the crossbar out of play.

penalty kick: A successful kick from a point at the goal posts where a serious infringement has been committed by the opposing team.


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