What is rugby union?

Rugby Union

Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. It is played with an oval-shaped ball with a maximum width and length of 30 centimetres (12 in) and 62 centimetres (24 in) respectively. It is played on a field up to 100 metres (330 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide with H-shaped goal posts on each goal line.

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Rugby Union - In Culture
... Thomas Hughes 1857 novel Tom Brown's Schooldays, set at Rugby School, includes a rugby football match, also portrayed in the 1940s film of the same name ... Holmes tale The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, mentions that Dr Watson played rugby for Blackheath. 1908 work Joueurs de football shows two pairs of rugby players competing ...
Canadian Football League East Division - History - Pre-1907
... The first organized competitions were formed in 1883, when the Ontario Rugby Football Union and the Quebec Rugby Football Union were founded ... At the time the sport was generally called rugby union or rugby football because its rules were similar to rugby union's, although this would change drastically in the coming ... The following year, the two provincial unions would form the Canadian Rugby Football Union, with Montreal winning the first national championship later that year ...
Sport In New Zealand - Popular Sports - Rugby Union
... Rugby union is the national sport in New Zealand, and is popular across all sections of New Zealand society, and many New Zealanders associate it with their national identity ... New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks, has the best winning record of any national team in the world, and is currently ranked first in the world ... The All Blacks won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987, and again on home soil in 2011 ...
Macdonald - Notable People: MacDonald Surname
... Germany) Born after 1950 Alan MacDonald (rugby union) (born 1985), Scottish rugby union player Andrew McDonald (water polo) (born 1955), American water polo player Ann-Marie MacDonald (born 1958 ...
Kelly Brown (rugby Union)
... Kelly Brown (born 8 June 1982 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish rugby union player ... He is the captain of Scotland's national rugby union team, and plays club rugby for Saracens as a flanker ...

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