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  Rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rugby league was initially played by a breakaway faction of the English Rugby Football Union known as the Northern Union.
Rugby league is played by two teams on a rectangular field with a length generally double the width.
Rugby league consists of an attacking team who has possession of the ball and a defending team who must attempt to stop the attacking team from scoring.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rugby_league   (3391 words)

 Facts about topic: (History of rugby league)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The rugby union authorities opted to suspend play throughout the war, and this decision is often cited as one of the prime reasons for the traditional dominance of rugby league over rugby union in Australia.
Rugby league was no different, and large crowds came to be expected as the norm for a period of around 20 years.
As part of the deal, rugby league switched from a winter (The coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox) to a summer (The warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox) season.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_rugby_league.htm   (4654 words)

 History of rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For many years, the rugby union authorities had suspected that the French rugby union was abusing the idea of amateurism, and in the early thirties the French Rugby Union was suspended from playing against the other nations.
After the defeat of France in the Second World War, the French Rugby Union authorities worked with the collaborating Vichy regime to re-establish the dominance of their sport; rugby league was banned and many players and officials of the sport were punished.
In 1995 rugby union went professional, and those who had long derided rugby league as merely a professional version of that game were soon predicting the demise of the sport.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /History_of_rugby_league   (1870 words)

 Definition of Rugby league - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rugby league is one of the two codes of rugby, the other being rugby union.
Rugby league is arguably less tactically complicated than other codes such as rugby union or American football.
Rugby League, while a hugely popular professional and amateur sport in some regions of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, has struggled to assert itself as an international sporting code particularly in the aftermath of the disastrous Super League war for control of the code in the mid 1990s.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Rugby_League   (3613 words)

 Encyclopedia: History of rugby league
The history of rugby league began with the schism of 1895 in the sport of rugby football.
For information on the history and evolution of rugby football prior to this split see also football and the history of rugby union.
The French rugby union authorities worked with the collaborating Vichy regime to re-establish the dominance of their sport; rugby league was banned and many players and officials of the sport were punished.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-rugby-league   (554 words)

 West Seattle U19 RFC Rugby History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rugby was only played as an amateur sport until 1995, when the IRFB passed a resolution allowing national governing bodies and local rugby clubs to pay their players.
A rugby field is not more than 100 m (109.36 yd) in length and 69 m (75.46 yd) in width, and is divided transversely by two lines 22 m (24.06 yd) from each goal and a halfway line.
In rugby the conversion kick is taken from anywhere on a line perpendicular to the goal line at the point that the ball was touched down.
www.westseattlerugby.org /history.html   (836 words)

 France national rugby league team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French national rugby league team are often nicknamed les chanteclairs, after the cockerel which is the emblem of the team or as les tricolores.
The game of rugby league suffered in France during the Second World War, as the French Rugby Union authorities worked with the collaborating Vichy regime to have rugby league banned.
Many players and officials of the sport were punished, whilst all of the assets of the rugby league and its clubs were handed over to the union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/France_national_rugby_league_team   (500 words)

 Scotland Rugby League - History
Rugby League is not a new phenomena in Scotland, and whilst the game has only started establishing roots in the nation, players have been coming down from the northern nation since the early 1950's.
The advent of Super League was not completely negative on the entire game, as it gave the Rugby Football League the money and foresight to form the Scotland Rugby League as an independent organisation, rather than trying to run the game from their head quarters in Leeds.
Rugby League was first played at Aberdeen University in 1989 and five years later the first-ever open-age Scottish representative side played their first game against a North-East England XIII in Edinburgh.
www.angelfire.com /pr/srl/history.html   (317 words)

 Queensland Rugby League - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Queensland.
It is a member of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and selects the members of Queensland State of Origin teams.
The main QRL competition is semi-professional and acts as a second tier or "feeder" to the National Rugby League.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Queensland_Rugby_League   (272 words)

 National Rugby League Season 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rugby league began in 1895, as the ‘Northern Union’, when clubs in the North of England broke away from the RFU.
The formation of rugby league, and Messenger’s decision to join, prevented Australian rules from gaining hold of Sydney’s vast working-class population and swamping rugby union.
The spectator appeal of rugby league ensured it attracted large crowds and gate-takings, with Easts, Souths, Balmain, Wests, Newtown, Newcastle, Norths, Glebe and Cumberland the original NSWRL clubs.
www.nrl.com /history/index.cfm   (838 words)

 History of Rugby League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To understand the history of the game, requires an appreciation of the shared "rugby" history before the split and the factors which brought about the creation of the two rugby codes.
The reverse picture that the RFU has painted that the rugby game was born from soccer the moment Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it is clearly, even with very little examination, false.
What is known is that at Rugby School by the 1830's running with the ball was in common use, the goal posts had been extended to 18 feet high (with a cross-bar at 10 feet above the ground) and there were forms of scrummaging and line-outs.
www.barla.org.uk /about/rl_history.asp   (733 words)

 Rugby Football
Rugby football is a catch-all term which may refer to two related but separate sports: Rugby League and Rugby Union.
Rugby Union is the national sport of Wales, New Zealand, and Pacific countries such as Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
Rugby League is the national sport of Papua New Guinea and is also played in most of the above countries.
artzia.com /Recreation/Sport/Rugby   (833 words)

 Mirago : Sports: Football: Rugby League: History
Australian Rugby League Hall Of Fame - Rugby League history in Australia (began 1908) and its 19th century rugby origins in NSW and Queensland.
Rugby League Journal - A publication by the former editors of the 'Open Rugby League' magazine for fans who don't want to forget about the illustrious history of Rugby League Football.
Virrtul Rugby League Hall of Fame - An unofficial site dedicated to the thirteen sporting heroes in the Hall of Fame, and the thousands of heroes who have graced the game since 1895.
www.mirago.com /scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top/Sports/Football/Rugby_League/History   (207 words)

 A short History of Rugby League
Rugby League today is far different from the last century when the game of Rugby League was played under conditions which today would make it unrecognisable.
They agreed with Bradford and Elland that players who played Rugby and lost some of their wages for not being at work should be recompensed by the club they played for.
The 13-a-side game of Rugby was first adopted in the 1906-7 season by the Northern Union and as a result of there being less players on the field a fast and exciting game was produced.
www.showroom.com.au /dragons/shorthistory.htm   (673 words)

 Rugby Trivia and Frequently Asked Questions
Rugby union and rugby league are two separate games that evolved from a common rugby origin.
Rugby league teams have only 13 players (with two substitutions permitted) whereas rugby union has 15 (and no substitutions, except for injury).
A www server for rugby league is operated by C.G.Russell@bradford.ac.uk and contains a history of rugby league, including an account of the acrimonious split in 1895 between the two versions of rugby.
www.uidaho.edu /clubs/womens_rugby/RugbyRoot/rugby/FAQ/faq.shtml   (3999 words)

 Rugby League
In 1907 a private tour left New Zealand for England via Australia and the New South Wales Rugby League was formed.
League evolved into the major rugby code in Australia, but remained the poor cousin in the other countries.
In the 1990s there was a major upheaval with the formation of "Super league" and the change to professionalism by rugby union.
www.footystamps.com /orig_league.htm   (417 words)

 Rugby - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Rugby is also the name of several places:
Rugby, Warwickshire (England) within the Borough of Rugby
Rugby: The Golden Age : Extraordinary Images from 1900 to 1980
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /rugby.htm   (80 words)

 Rugby League History - Super League v ARL War
Super League kick-started State competition with the first Tri-Series game between NSW and Queensland, won easily by NSW 38-10 in a very anti-climatic match.
Also, a three test Super League series between Australia and England is set for the end of the year.
The Super League Grand Final, played in front of 58, 912 at ANZ Stadium was an anti-climax.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Field/8957/h_war.htm   (1629 words)

 cars - Rugby league county leagues
The Yorkshire League and the Lancashire League formed two sections of the Rugby League Championship for much of its history.
Initially, the 22 clubs that broke away in 1895 played in one combined league, however the following season saw the addition of many clubs, and the League was split into two separate county competitions.
Results from all games counted towards the Rugby League Championship, whilst results within the county counted towards the respective county leagues.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Yorkshire_League   (295 words)

 BBC Sport Academy | Rugby League | Rules | History | Rugby league now
Ten years later, the infamous "sin-bin" was introduced, the value of a try was increased to four points and the hand over at the sixth tackle was introduced into the game.
But ever since union became professional in 1995, league has steadily been losing many of its top names to union.
But once a league boy, always a league boy - Harris came back to league after his time in rugby union.
news.bbc.co.uk /sportacademy/hi/sa/rugby_league/rules/history/newsid_3730000/3730152.stm   (167 words)

 Ipswich Rhinos Rugby League Club - History
Having won the London League Division 2 (NE) title during the 1995 - '96 season, losing only two matches, the Rhinos were duly promoted to Division 1 of the London League for the 1996 - '97 season.
In 1998 the SCL became the Rugby League Conference.
The target has to be to develop youth Rugby both in the Community and in local schools, 2004 is definitely a year of consolidation when Ipswich can put in place the necessary foundations for further expansion as a Rugby League club.
www.btinternet.com /~ipswich.rhinos/ihistory.html   (725 words)

 biology - Rugby league
In addition to running with the ball, players may pass it backwards to a team-mate, or kick it in any direction they choose.
Rugby league is one of the two forms of rugby, the other being rugby union.
At the beginning of each season the reigning champions of the National Rugby League of Australia and the Super League of Great Britain contest the World Club Championship to determine the best club side in the world.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Rugby_League   (3446 words)

 VL of Sport - Rugby League
Colonial Rugby History of rugby in the 1800s and early 1900s, particularly in colonial Australia.
Rugby League Protectorate For the fan that cares about more than just the latest results and team line ups.
The Student Rugby League is responsible for the promotion and administration of Rugby League within the countries colleges and Universities.
sportsvl.com /ball/rugby/rugbyleague.htm   (1730 words)

 Rugby League in Wales - written by James Hothersall for J.Smith
Due to Rugby Union being the main sport in Wales, they will always be able to field a strong international team.
The advent of professional Rugby Union will probably prevent a Welsh club from succesfully competing in the RFL or the formation of a domestic competition, but their will always be numerous fringe RU players willing to bolster the squads of English clubs
R.Gate, 1989, An Illustrated History of Rugby League, Widenfield and Nicholson Ltd. K.Macklin, 1974, The History of Rugby League Football, Stanley Paul & Co. N.Mason, 1974, The Story of all the World's Football Games, Hicks Smith & Sons.
users.hunterlink.net.au /~maajjs/jh/wales.htm   (700 words)

 Welcome to Rugby League Hawke's Bay - www.rlhb.co.nz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While the New Zealand Rugby League records the Hawke's Bay league as founded in 1911, the game was being played in the area at least four years earlier, under the banner of the
After two seasons without a club competition, the league was all-but in recess when innovation of a club season starting after the completion of club Rugby Union was first tried in 2001.
Much of the early written record of Rugby League in Hawke's Bay was lost in a fire in Auckland, where files were stored while the game in the Bay was in recess.
www.rlhb.co.nz /webapps/cid/22076/37679/html/page.html   (749 words)

 RL1908 - Rugby League Football History
In 1908 when rugby league first played interstate matches between NSW and Queensland, both states continued to wear the colours that the states had worn in their rugby union days.
The colours became a tradition, and anyone who represented their university in a full-blue sport against the other university was awarded a blue jacket in their university's shade of blue.
Tonight the pride of the NSW Rugby League - The Blues - and their supporters will be unwittingly paying their respects to two universities on the far side of the world.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/22633/20041119/www.rl1908.com/rugby-league/blues.htm   (1071 words)

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