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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.



Nepal welcomes Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour
29 Dec 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal, December 29, 2018: About 2,500 Nepalese children and adults were introduced to rugby in a festival at Tundikhel Park in Kathmandu as part of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour earlier this month.


Rugby World Cup 2019 achieves ‘Asia 1 Million’ participation target
18 Dec 2018

Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018: With nine months to go until Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, World Rugby’s “Impact Beyond” legacy programme has surpassed all expectations by achieving its target of one million participan.....