A player who is in touch or touch-in-goal, but who is not carrying the ball, may score a try by grounding the ball in-goal. The goal-posts and padding at ground level are part of the goal line and therefore of the in-goal, so a try may be scored by grounding the ball at the foot of the posts.
Hereof, when did you get 5 points for a try?
Scoring history table
|Northern Hemisphere Seasons||Try||Conversion-goal|
|1948/9 to 1970/1||3 points||2 points|
|1971/2 to 1977/8||4 points||2 points|
|1977/8 to 1991/2||4 points||2 points|
|1992/3 -||5 points||2 points|
How many points do you get when you score a try in rugby?
Points can be scored in several ways: a try, scored by grounding the ball in the in-goal area (between the goal line and the dead-ball line), is worth 5 points and a subsequent conversion kick scores 2 points; a successful penalty kick or a drop goal each score 3 points.
How many points do you get for a drop goal?
Tactical use. The drop goal is a relatively valuable method of scoring in rugby union, being worth three points, compared to the other methods of scoring: a try (worth five points, with the opportunity to kick a two-point conversion kick), and penalty kick (three points).