For the fans and players of these two sports, there is often the debate about which of the rugby codes is better. This comparison will determine which sport requires a greater level of all round athleticism. The winner is based on head to head comparisons on a number of important factors of success in sport, as rated by you (see how the winners are calculated). To add your own rating, see the factors of success for Rugby Union and Rugby League.
Rugby League is Clearly Ahead
For each of the factors below, people have rated them between 1 (for not important) up to 5 (very important). As you can see, although there are some similarities between the two football codes, people have rated differently for many of these factors. What is the most important factor for one sport may not necessarily be the most important for the other.
For most of the components listed below, league has the upper hand. As the rating is ongoing, these comparisons may change over time.
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