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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 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.....

Japanese sevens teams warm up for Tokyo 2020 with Incheon success
03 Sep 2019

Incheon, Korea, September 1, 2019: Japan’s men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams won the opening leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series at Incheon, Korea, on Sunday.

Although Japan will qualify automatically for the Toky.....