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rugby league

n. A version of rugby football, played between two teams of thirteen.

Rugby league

Rugby league football,

  • usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football, is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules gradually changed with the purpose of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators. It has been frequently cited as the toughest, most physically demanding of team sports.

In rugby league, points are scored by carrying the ball and touching it to the ground beyond the opposing team's goal line; this is called a try, and is the primary method of scoring. The opposing team attempts to stop the attacking side scoring points by tackling the player carrying the ball. In addition to tries, points can be scored by kicking goals. After each try, the scoring team gains a free kick to try at goal with a conversion for further points. Kicks at goal may also be awarded for penalties, and field goals can be attempted at any time.

Rugby league is a popular sport in Northern England, the states of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia, New Zealand, southwest France, and Papua New Guinea where it is the national sport. The European Super League and Australasian National Rugby League (NRL) are the premier club competitions. Rugby league is played internationally, predominantly by European, Australasian and Pacific Island countries, and is governed by the Rugby League International Federation. The first Rugby League World Cup was held in France in 1954; the current holders are Australia.

Rugby League (video game)

Rugby League is a sports game video game developed by Sidhe Interactive and published by Try Blu Entertainment. It was released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. It is the first rugby league video game in the series. It is followed by Rugby League 2.

Rugby League (video game series)

Rugby League is a rugby league video game series developed by Sidhe Interactive, Wicked Witch Software, and Big Ant Studios. The first games was Rugby League, released on 9 December 2003. The latest game released was Rugby League Live 3, released on 10 September 2015. The platforms the current games are sold on are PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and iOS.

Usage examples of "rugby league".

Mrs Reade's 15-year-old son Paul spotted a picture in last Saturday's Football Pink of a section of the crowd at the Lancashire Rugby League Cup Final at Swinton, and thought it was Pauline.

He'd tried to persuade the Advertising Institute that there was no very good reason why a large condom manufacturer shouldn't sponsor the Rugby League Cup Final next year, and coped with the Health Authority up in arms because a famous racing driver had gone on 'Wogan' in a Marlboro T-shirt.

Uncle Clarrie, a much respected elder, was also related to Newcastle rugby league winger Brett Grogan.

Down the slopes were the narrow houses of those who had given Balmain its character over the years: a motley mixture of immigrants, a village that saluted the flag of the Balmain Tigers, the local rugby league team, before it would think of singing the national anthem.

Your little cottage in the Yorkshire Dales you think no-one knows about, where you 'entertain' that Rugby League player from Leeds.