A Look At Rugby Union
Rugby Union, also known simply as rugby, was a close contact team game which originated in England early in the mid-19th century. One of the two major codes of modern rugby, it is mainly based around running with the ball on the ground. It can be played with a five-a-side game or a seven-a-side game. It can be played with a group of players seated behind the scrum-half in a manner similar to that of a conventional game of American football.
A major sport which involves team skills, endurance and courage, this game has been developed and refined over many years and is regularly played by individuals from all walks of life. In the United States, this game has been frequently showcased on television, and even featured in some major sports newspapers. The game is considered an easy game for anyone to pick up and therefore has the ability to attract people from all walks of life and of any age. With the popularity and long history of rugby union, it has become a part of many schools, both public and private, requiring little more than an empty room or a few rugby balls to begin playing.
In terms of skill, rugby union can be a game where players combine their hands and legs in a way very similar to soccer. But unlike soccer, where a “keeper” is usually the main player who makes saves, rugby union is often played by both sides with about 10 players on each team. Since most rugby league matches end in a score of 5 points, the winner is the team with the most points at the end of the match. However, there are other variations of the game such as, “bobbing” where the players wear spiked pants instead of proper shoes, “smash” where players are allowed to use their feet to make the tackles, and “fencing” where players line up in a circle and “smash” each other.