Originally Posted by Somebunny
I briefly dated a rugby player "a million years ago" (he was a little beat up looking)lol!
I married one! (briefly) Luckily he played on the wing (where the object is to run fast and try to avoid getting tackled) - so he didn't have cauliflower ears or a broken nose - but he did have a constant selection of cuts and bruises.
As for scoring:
A Try scores 5 points (which is similar, I suppose, to a touchdown in American football?)
A Conversion scores 2 points (which you can only get after you have scored a Try - bit like a bonus opportunity).
A drop kick scores 3 points (that's where either side can take advantage of the opportunity to kick the ball over the opposing side's goal bar, and between the posts.) The marvellous Jonny Wilkinson famously won the World Cup for England in the last few seconds of a game against Australia in 2003 by doing this.
I was in bed with flu at the time and nearly choked on my Lemsip!
A penalty also scores 3 points - same as a drop kick, but only after the ref has awarded a penalty.