Rugby is a contact sport, which is played with an oval-shaped ball. The game is played between two teams of fifteen players each. Rugby’s rules are more complex than those of many other sports because of its increased physicality, strategy and variety of skills needed.
The game is played on a field that measures 100 meters long by 70 meters wide. The goalposts are at each end of the playing field, with the goal line in the middle. The oval-shaped ball can be passed and kicked forward and up to 25 meters ahead, but cannot be thrown forward or passed laterally or backwards beyond the goal line.
A rugby match begins with a kickoff from the center point between the two teams’ halfway line and ends when one team scores more points than their opponents within
The objective of this section is to introduce the reader to the sport of rugby.
Rugby is a popular sport that has been played for more than 100 years. The game was originally developed in England and continues to be one of the most popular sports in that country. Rugby is also popular in Wales, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.