Line-out (rugby union)

The alley (English line-out ) Rugby Union ( 15er and 7 ) denotes a particular game situation. It is also typical of this sport like the crowd. It is located when the ball comes off. In rugby league a scrum is placed in this case, thus there is no alley.

As with many other sports, the game is interrupted as soon as the ball is out of play - is hit, kicked or thrown - so on the marked side line. In rugby, the game continues with a so-called alley that is always ordered by the referee on the spot where the ball crossed the touch line. Only when the ball was kicked from outside the own .22 - zone directly off the alley takes place at the level of the body, has been kicked out of the. The alley consists of at least two players on each team line up perpendicular to the line behind each other and thus form an alley. Among themselves, the players have about one meter distance. Players who do not participate in the alley must hold ten meters distance and may be promoted only after the lane was completed.

From the touchline, the ball is now thrown by a player of that team in the free space between the two rows of players who did not play the ball into touch or last touched him. ( Exception: After a penalty kick is kicked off, throws the team, which has kicked. ) The throwing player is usually the hooker ( number 2 ), which must not throw the ball at an angle. This would be a violation of the rules would mean blown and possession to the opposing team.

Now jump up players from both teams to conquer the ball. It also assistance may be made. If a team has won the ball, the match will be continued.

Usually, the attacking team will call before the throw-in an encrypted code alley, so that all players know exactly who catches the ball and attack option which it follows (eg package or pass attack from the back line ).

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