Rugby Laws: The penalty goal

KHOU 11 Sports reporter Jason Bristol talks to Houston Sabercats' Center Sam Windsor about penalty goals in the game of rugby.

In rugby, it’s the closest thing to an American football field goal.

It’s called a penalty goal — since it occurs after an infringement — and each kick is worth three points.

The SaberCats beat Seattle 50-7 on January 6 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land in their first-ever exhibition match. The club soon begins regular season play in the newly-formed Major League Rugby. 

“Rugby Laws,” or the rules of rugby, air each week on KHOU 11’s SportsExtra.

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