BBC Homepage BBC News online BBC World Service BBC Education My BBC
BBC HOMEPAGE | NEWS | WEATHER | WORLD SERVICE | MY BBC feedback | help
BBC SportSport Frontpage  |  Rugby Union  |  Six Nations  
Six Nations
 
 Other terms

Other Six Nations Info:

Bill McLaren's players to watch
Guide to the grounds
Positions guide
Beginner's guide to the laws
Six Nations home page
Rugby news
Other terms

Blindside: The narrow side of the pitch in relation to a scrum or a breakdown in play.

Openside: The broad side of the pitch in relation to a scrum or a breakdown in play.

Gain line: A hypothetical line beyond which the attacking team must progress to gain territory after a set piece or a breakdown in play.

Phase: Roughly, a phase is the time a ball is in play between breakdowns. For example, first phase would be winning the ball at the lineout and passing to a centre who is tackled.

Second phase would be winning the ball back from the ensuing breakdown and attacking again.

Copyright BBC ^^ Back to top
© MMII | News Sources | Privacy