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Mina Carter | So, What’s Rugby All About Then?
Author Guest / January 14, 2015

Rugby (Or Rugby Union) is a contact team game originating from England in the early 19th century. It is played by two teams of fifteen players, using an oval shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goal posts at either end. Okay…that’s the factual (and boring) description. Ladies, imagine thirty, well-built, muscular men in sports kit (no armor) on a muddy field with some wrestling thrown in and you have the visual from any rugby game. These men train hard to play a brutal game and believe me, they have the bodies to match! Way before I actually understood any of the rules, I was more than happy to watch the scenery, shall we say? 😉 If you haven’t checked out any rugby players, then get your google-fu on and check some names: Owen Williams, Lee Halfpenny, Adam Thompstone, Owen Farrell… I’ll wait (you can thank me later ;)) So… let’s talk a little more about the game (ogle later ;)). Rugby differs from football (or soccer if you’re not a brit) in a number of ways. Other than the fact the ball is a different shape (and seems to have a mind of it’s own), the players can…