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Rugby is played with an oval-shaped ball. But when rugby started, in 1823, it was played with a football. A pupil at rugby school in England picked up the ball and ran with it. A new game was born. Today, rugby is a fast, exciting sport. Players run with the ball. They pass or kick it until they score a "try" by touching it down behind the other team's goal line. The two main kinds of rugby are called union and league.

Rugby could mean:

The sport of rugby football, which may be played in many different forms or ways:


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