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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.



Rugby World Cup programme to benefit 25,000 children in Asia
30 Oct 2019

Tokyo, Japan, October 30, 2019: The first ever Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia will leave a lasting legacy for tens of thousands of children from developing communities in the region as part of World Rugby’s “Impact B.....

Rugby World Cup 2019 initiative assists 25,000 Asian children
18 Sep 2019

Tokyo, Japan, September 18, 2019: With just two days to go to the start of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, World Rugby and RWC 2019 charity partner ChildFund have confirmed that a record-breaking £2 million has been p.....