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.
The primary objective of the game is to score more number of goals through tries than the opponent team, to win the match.
Updated On : 13 May, 2019
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