The sport of Rugby League is played on a rectangular field with an oval shaped ball two teams and each team consists of 13 players that pass and kick the ball. Rugby League is a rough game as it involves tackling the players in a bid to get the ball. The players score by landing the ball on the goal line. The game is popular in England, France, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Rugby League was established after the split of football unions. The Northern Football Union split emerged as independent Union from England’s Rugby Football Union in 1908. In 1907-1908 another split occurred from RFU affiliated unions in New Zealand and Australia and named themselves Rugby Football League. In 1922, Northern Union changed its name to Rugby Football League and later started to be known as Rugby League Football.
The team that scores more points through the goals wins. The time duration is 80 minutes. The players kick and pass the ball side wards and backwards to their teammates so that it touches the goal line. Tackling is crucial aspect of rugby League. The player who is holding the ball is tackled by knocking him to the ground.
- Rugby League is the national game of Papua New Guinea.
- The immortals are the best eight Rugby League players that ever existed.
- Rugby League Nines — a variant of rugby league football with just nine players in each team instead of the 13 in the traditional rugby league game.
- Rugby League Sevens — a variant of rugby league, with only seven players instead of 13.
- Wheelchair Rugby League — a version of rugby league football but played using a wheelchair
- Rugby Union — a football code played on a grass field by two opposing teams with two H-shaped goalposts at opposite ends.
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