substitution / replacement / rugby

Jean-Michel Carrère

Senior Member
French from France
Calling all rugby buffs and experts :

Is there a difference between a substitution and a replacement in rugby ?

Thanks a lot for helping.
  • zinc

    Senior Member
    England/ English
    Yes. A "substitute" goes on the field for tactical reasons, like replacing Michalak for Delaigue; a "replacement" goes on the field to replace an injured player.
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