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Rugby

Rugby, commonly known simply as ‘rugby’, is a popular sport played all over the world. It is a full contact sport played without protective equipment. Players are famous for their strength, speed, and cunning. Although the game has been known for its brutality, fans of the sport say that it is played in heaven.

Rugby union is played by two opposing teams of 15 players on a field with two H-posts at opposite ends. Players try to move the ball to one end of the rectangular field by carrying, kicking, and throwing the ball. An oval-shaped ball is used and teams are awarded points for scoring tries (touching the ball on the ground) at the opponent’s end of the field and can then make a conversion (kicking the ball over the post) for more points.