fun facts about rugby

Ten Fun Facts about Rugby

Rugby is a ball game played with an oval-shaped ball by two teams of fifteen players each.


The objective is to score more points than the other team through tries (worth five points each) and conversions (worth two points each). Rugby is a sport that many people enjoy. It is a physical and demanding sport that requires strength, stamina, and determination.


Here are ten fun facts about rugby:


1. Rugby was first played in 1823 at Rugby School in England.

2. The first official rugby union match was played in 1871 between England and Scotland.

3. The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987.

4. The game of rugby union has two codes, with the main difference being the number of players on each team. In rugby league, there are 13 players on each side while in rugby union there are 15 players per team.

5. New Zealand has won the Rugby World Cup three times.

6. The biggest annual international rugby tournament is the Six Nations Championship which is contested by England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.

7. The governing body for rugby union is World Rugby while the governing body for rugby league is the Rugby Football League (RFL).

8. Rugby union is played in over 100 countries around the world.

9. The highest scoring rugby union match was between England and New Zealand in 2001, when England won 155-0.

10. The largest ever rugby union crowd was 102,500, for the Wales versus Scotland match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2007.

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