Rugby Goal Post

Dimensioned set of drawings of a Rugby Goal Post measured with width, height, and crossbar height

A Rugby Goal Post is an H-shaped goal post position at either end of the field opposite one another, used for scoring goals in Rugby. Rugby players use the rugby goal post to execute a drop goal, penalty goal, and conversion goal. Players usually drop or play the ball below the crossbar to make a score or convert a try and receive points. A player must kick the ball above the crossbar and between the H-shaped goal post. Otherwise, no points are awarded if the ball does not pass in between the H-shaped goal post.

Rugby Goal Posts are regulated with the top of the crossbar at 9.84’ (3 m) and an inside width of 18.04’ (5.5 m) for Rugby League and 18.37’ (5.6 m) for Rugby Union games. The overall height of a Rugby Goal Post must be a minimum of 52.5’ (16 m). The posts have a diameter of 4" (101.6 mm) and the lower 6.56’ (2 m) should be wrapped with 4" (101.6 mm) thick padding.


*Under Development*

52.5’ | 16 m (Minimum)
18.71’-19.03’ | 5.7-5.8 m (Overall)

Crossbar Width (Inside): 18.04’ | 5.5 m (League); 18.37’ | 5.6 m (Union)
Crossbar Height: 9.84’ | 3 m (Top)
Post Diameter: 4” | 101.6 mm
Padding Height: 6.56’ | 2 m
Padding Thickness: 4” | 101.6 mm
Materials: Structural aluminum tubing; high impact foam padding with vinyl cover



Drawings include:
Rugby Goal Post plan, front elevation, side

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Rugby is an intensely physical team sport where players attempt to run, throw, or kick a ball to the opposing teams side. First played in early 19th century England, each game is played by two teams of 15 players who attempt to pass or kick a ball laterally or backwards without being tackled.