In 1895, when 12 clubs decided to split from the Northern Rugby Football Union, few could have envisaged that 100 years later, the game of rugby league would become the second most popular spectator sport in Britain and spread as far and wide as Australia, New Zealand and even Papua New Guinea. Two teams take part in a game of rugby league with 13 players on each team at "kick off". Each team also have 4 substitutes-replacements available to bring on at any appropriate moment in the game. Each teams "13" is made up of 7 "backs" and 6 "forwards". The backs are generally regarded as the attacking players and usually have more pace than the bigger more powerful forwards who are usually the "yard" makers. Rugby League Football Sports.
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. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.
- Rugby league Category
- History of rugby league - The history of rugby league as a separate form of rugby football goes back to 1895 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire when the Northern Rugby Football Union broke away from England's established Rugby Football Union to administer its own separate competition.
- Playing rugby league
- Rugby league nines - Rugby league nines is a version of rugby league football played with nine players on each side. The game is substantially the same as full rugby league, with some differences in rules and shorter games.
- Tag Rugby (OzTag) ? a completely non-contact version of rugby league.
- Touch football ? an almost non-contact version.
- League tag ? A semi-contact version of Rugby League.
- Football codes
- Sports originating in England
- Team sports
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- Rugby So You Think You Know Rugby League www
Rugby League quiz played against the clock. So You Think You Know Rugby League.
- Hyperlinked Wikipedia - Rugby League www
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the sport including competition, Rugby League, players and tactics. Wikipedia - Rugby League.
- Provides League Freak www
Provides news and information from around the globe, Freak, with a forum, podcasts and articles. League Freak.
- Features Manly Warringah District Rugby League Referees' Association Inc www
Features news, Warringah District Rugby League Referees' Association Inc, appointments, history, life members, and rules. Manly Warringah District Rugby League Referees' Association Inc.
- The LeagueNet www
The official Australian Junior Rugby League network. LeagueNet.
- Offers Webring: Rugby League www
Offers a list of over three hundred sites. Webring: Rugby League.
- Présentation Les Spacer's de Toulouse www
Présentation du club, Spacer's de Toulouse, actualité, résultats et photos. Haute-Garonne (31). France. Les Spacer's de Toulouse.
- Forum RugbyXIII www
Forum consacré entièrement au rugby à XIII. RugbyXIII.
- The Rugby League Ireland www
The official site with news, League Ireland, information, history, teams, fixtures, and photographs. Rugby League Ireland.
- News Rugby League in New Zealand www
News and information including teams, League in New Zealand, calendar, competitions, results, news, chat and links. Rugby League in New Zealand.
- News, League Unlimited www
News, Unlimited, results, fixtures, and statistics from around the world. League Unlimited.
- Provides Sky Sports: Rugby League www
Provides news, Sports: Rugby League, articles and updates on League, Super League and the Challenge Cup Sky Sports: Rugby League.
- Alexa: Rugby League Football
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Rugby League Football
- DMOZ: Rugby League Football
dmoz.org Directory: Rugby League Football