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A game played by two teams of 13 or 15 players each on a rectangular field with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the object is to run with an oval ball across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the upper portion of the goal posts, with forward passing and time-outs not permitted.

Famous moves in rugby are the scrum, where packs of opposing players push against each other for possession, and the lineout, where parallel lines of players from each team, arranged perpendicular to the side line in an attempt to catch the ball thrown from the area behind the touch-line.

Rugby was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1998.



Hong Kong pipped by Canada for last spot at 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan
25 Nov 2018

Marseille, France, November 24, 2018: Hong Kong failed to grab their opportunities in a scrappy encounter opening the door for Canada to book the last ticket available for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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Hong Kong looking for ‘perfect 10’ to beat Canada in RWC qualifier
23 Nov 2018

Marseille, France, November 23, 2018: Hong Kong will go into the final match of the four-team qualifying tournament for Rugby World Cup 2019 needing a “perfect 10” performance against Canada in Marseille on Friday night .....