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.



Asia’s only Super Rugby team thrills Hong Kong crowd
21 May 2018

Hong Kong, China, May 21, 2018: Hong Kong’s standing in the world of rugby was further enhanced when the Special Administrative Region of China played host to a Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby match for the first time on.....

Singapore to witness rugby sevens boom
24 Apr 2018

Singapore, April 24, 2018: The world’s best rugby sevens teams have arrived in Singapore for the third edition of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, which takes place on April 28-29 at the Singapore National Stadium.