n. The sport of rugby (''either rugby league or rugby union'')
Rugby is a type of football developed at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, one of many versions of football played at English public schools in the 19th century. The two main types of rugby are rugby league and rugby union. Although rugby league initially used rugby union rules, they are now wholly separate sports.
Usage examples of "rugby football".
He put in as many hours of private study as he could manage, but there were numerous distractions, not least Rugby football.
Signed: Roelf Stander Captain of Boxing Each of the university residences specialized in some particular sport: one was the rugby football house, another was field and track.
As to our own representative, the well-known athlete and international Rugby football player, E.
The Journalist picked himself up, charged after the accountant and brought him down in what would have been referred to as a rugby tackle if they had played rugby football on Blerontin.
My Aunt Agatha, for instance, is tall and thin and looks rather like a vulture in the Gobi desert, while Aunt Dahlia is short and solid, like a scrum half in the game of Rugby football.
For one who had never played Rugby football George handled the situation well.
There is no point following rugby football unless you support a particular team.
In one memorable week Cabrillo read sixteen novels, plus an 1896 book on how to play rugby football, a veterinary guide to pig breeding, and the Royal Automobile Club's Handbook for 1923.
Dr Wapenshaw was a big man whose superfluous fat proclaimed, like medals, his former Rugby football triumphs.