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Rugby (Union)

Rugby is a popular game across the world, its origins lie in football. Renowned for strength, speed and cunning. It is a full-contact sport played without protective gear.

Played by two opposing teams of 15 players on a field with two H-shaped goalposts at opposite sides. An oval-shaped ball is used and teams are awarded points for scoring tries (touching the ball on the ground) at the opponents end of the field and can then do a conversion (kick the ball over the post) for more points.

Rugby is a game that has been known for its brutality. Rugby is also known as the game that is played in heaven.

Rugby Variations

Rugby By Name Only

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