# Physics Of Rugby

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Physics Of Rugby

By Ted Tomosivitch

Newton first lawNewton law of inertia states that an object in rest or in motion will stay in rest or in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Which is displayed by a scrum. In a scrum two sets of players push each other, usally they push each other at about the same force. This means the pile is at rest because it's not moving. This pile will stay at rest unless one side pushes the other side with greater force. In Rugby it's important to maintain a balanced scrum in order for the half to pass it out and attempt a drop goal.

F=MxA Newton's second law is visble in rugby. When a player runs he has a certain mass times his acceration equals his force. If a player has a great force he will be able to hit his opponent with great force which will help make a tackle. This is a reason why it's important to be heavy and fast in Rugby.

Acceration and terminal velocity in Rugby it's important for the player to maintain speed when running, whether they are running with or without the ball. Once a player runs down the field he accelerates. After, on average 2.5-3 seconds, he reaches terminal velocity. So it's important for a player to gain enough speed to maintain a fast terminal velocity, in order to score a try or tackle opposition.