One of the two variants of the sport Rugby Football, Rugby league is a contact sport played between two teams of thirteen players. It is fast paced and more entertaining than the former. The sport was evolved in 1895 in England as a split from the Rugby Football Union due to the issue of payment to the players. The laws of the game changed with time with the purpose of making it much faster and entertaining to the spectators of this game.
Rugby league is the national sport of Papua New Guinea and is also very famous in Northern England, Australia, New Zealand, France, and many parts of the world. At the International level, the sport is majorly played by Australian, European, and Pacific Island nations and is managed and governed by the Rugby League International Federation.
There are two teams of thirteen players each with four allowed substitutions. The positions of the players are divided as forwards and backs; each position has an allotted number to differentiate the player from the other.
The match is played on a rectangular field measuring 100 metre in length and 68 metres in width. The H-shaped goal posts are 16m long and 5.5m wide and are placed opposite to each other at the middle of each corner. The crossbar that joins both the poles of the goal post is 3m high from the ground.
No one in rugby league has precision and accuracy skills like Andrew Johns. His immense playing style and innovative kicking tactics has made him win numerous accolades for his game; the best being named as the greatest player of the last 30 years by the renowned Rugby League publicationRugby League Week.
Churchill is popularly known as the Little Master who has his stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground and more than this, his greatest achievement is that his name is attached to the player judged best on the field in the NRL Grand Final every year. Clive is indeed regarded as one of the most influential figures in that his country has ever seen.
He is one of the best players from Queensland and is undoubtedly the best ever Melbourne Storm Captain in the history of the sport of league. He has also been awarded with the Golden Boot Award in 2007 which is given to the world’s best league player.