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What is the other name of rugby?
Alternative Title: rugger. Rugby, football game played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players (in rugby union play) or 13 players (in rugby league play). Both rugby union and rugby league have their origins in the style of football played at Rugby School in England.
What is the difference between a football and a rugby ball?
A rugby ball is similar to an American football. An NFL football is 11.25鈥?long. A rugby ball must be between 280-300mm (11-11.8鈥? according to law #2 of the World Rugby laws. Both balls weigh around 15 ounces. A rugby ball is more rounded, which gives it a more predictable bounce.
What is the origin of Rugby Football?
Rugby football is named after Rugby School, the public school in England where it was developed. Legend has it that one day in 1823, a senior boy called William Webb Ellis elected to run with the ball rather than retiring to kick it as was the normal mode of play in Rugby School football matches.
What is the objective of Rugby Football?
Rugby football is played on a field by two teams of 15 people. The objective of the game is to obtain more points than the opposing team within 80 minutes of playing time. Points are gained through scoring tries or kicking goals.