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  Rugby Union Kit - www.kukrisports.com
Whether you are a professional rugby team a semi professional team or a group of friends who play over the weekends on a friendly basis we have a cost effective solution to your kit needs.
Your union kit comes in a choice of materials the kit can be made from cotton or from a hohilo fabric which is a polyester fabric the kohilo is a lightweight fabric.
The rugby union kits have some of the best socks available to the sport the tops are very comfortable and use a double cuff to stay up.
www.kukrisports.com /rugby-union-kit   (395 words)

  Rugby union Information
Rugby union is normally played by teams with 15 players, although there is also rugby sevens, a quicker game with 7 players a side.
Rugby union was invented in Rugby, England in 1823.
Rugby union is also related to rugby sevens, which the game's governing body the IRB also runs, as well as American football and Canadian football, which are directly descended from rugby football.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Rugby_union   (5144 words)

  Rugby union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rugby union is normally played by teams with 15 players, although there is also rugby sevens, a quicker game with 7 players a side.
Rugby union was invented in Rugby, England in 1823.
Rugby union is also related to rugby sevens, which the game's governing body the IRB also runs, as well as American football and Canadian football, which are directly descended from rugby football.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rugby_union   (5180 words)

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Supposedly invented during a football game by William Webb Ellis at Rugby School, the game of Rugby Union is a team sport contested with an ovoid ball by two teams of 15 players, the object being to outscore the opposing team.
Rugby originated in England and is played throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The rugby playing world is often divided between the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere teams, and the latter have often dominated international tournaments.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/r/ru/rugby_union.html   (1116 words)

 Rugby union - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Rugby Union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England.
Rugby Union is the national sport of Wales, New Zealand and Pacific countries such as Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa (although these three specialise in sevens).
Rugby World Cup Sevens — Sponsored by the IRB, and held every four years, this is the highest prize in the Sevens version of the game.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/r/u/g/Rugby_union.html   (3675 words)

 Rugby Union history Australia
Officially, the distinctive feature of rugby union was invented in 1823 when a schoolboy named William Webb Ellis showed a "fine disregard" for the rules of the day by picking up the ball and running with it.
Union didn't have the mainstream acceptance that would have ensured that all market niches were filled.
Because it was rugby league rather than Aussie rules that became dominant in Brisbane and Sydney, there remained a white-collar niche that could be filled by rugby union.
www.convictcreations.com /football/union.htm   (1249 words)

 Welsh Rugby Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board.
It was refounded in 1880 as the Welsh Football Union was formed in 1880 to organise an international match against England.
They are responsible for the running of Welsh rugby, including 293 member clubs, the Welsh National Team and National Leagues and Cups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Welsh_Rugby_Union   (332 words)

 Sport | Rugby Union, reports, Six Nations | the Daily Mail
Rugby Union: Mike Catt is to extend his 13-year international career by another six months in readiness for a final fling at the World Cup.
Rugby Union: Rugby union produced one of the most tense and dramatic conclusions to any sporting campaign and yet the ultimate decision giving France the Six Nations Championship left a taste of stale oyster in the mouth...
Rugby Union: England have warned Wales that the real Mathew Tait is heading their way this week, a centre good enough to inspire comparison with two masters of the art...
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/sport/rugby.html?in_page_id=1780   (968 words)

Traditionally rugby union is played on a field or pitch, slightly longer and wider than a gridiron, with 15 players aside.
The level of fitness among today’s top club and international rugby players is unsurpassed by any team sport, as eight big forwards (averaging 6’ 3” tall and 250 lbs.) are called upon to remain in constant support of their swift back line at all times.
Rugby competition is exemplary of what the true sports fan craves, and with little explanation, rugby will prove to be the sport that offers the most bang for the buck.
www.highschoolrugby.com /2001season/quickguide.htm   (2428 words)

 Virginia Rugby Union Home Page
The Referees Society of Virginia provides coverage to Virginia Rugby Union matches and when resources permit to other rugby unions on an invitational basis and reciprocal basis.
The Fall Season meeting is the Annual General Meeting of the RSV and is held in mid-to-late August; the Spring Season meeting is held in mid-February to discuss assignments and law interpretations.
Rugby matches referee commitments must be coordinated with the RSV Referee Assignment Scheduler prior to each season by VRU clubs and union match secretaries.
www.rugby.org /referees/referees.htm   (462 words)

The players are also allowed to throw the ball from player to player, but unlike American football they are not allowed to throw it forwards, it must only go sideways or backwards.
Rugby union was founded in England, in 1823.
The main differences from rugby league are the number of players per side (league has 13, union 15), the scoring system, and the means of securing and retaining possession of the ball (in union, both teams may contest possession at a tackle or set piece; in league one team retains possession for six tackles.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/rugby_union.htm   (676 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Scottish Rugby Union
The Scottish Rugby Union plc is the official title of the governing body of rugby union in Scotland, usually referred to as the Scottish Rugby Union (often abbreviated to SRU) or just as "Scottish Rugby".
The head coach of the Scotland national rugby union team is Matt Williams.
The Scottish Football Union (foreunner of the SRU) was founded in 1873 and was a founding member of the International Rugby Board in 1886 with Ireland and Wales.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Scottish_Rugby_Union   (441 words)

 Rugby Union - Australian Rugby Union - Fox Sports
FORMER Australia rugby union Test player Andrew Walker is expected to join French second-division side Union Athletique Gaillacoise after serving a two-year ban for cocaine use.
FIJI rugby coach Wayne Pivac claims he was assaulted by one of his former players at a Suva nightclub on Saturday.
MAT Rogers and Matt Giteau could be excused for paying more than usual attention to each other's fitness in the coming days, with the Wallabies inside centre berth for the Tri-Nations opener against the All Blacks hinging on their recovery from injury.
foxsports.news.com.au /union   (448 words)

 Rugby Canada : Home Page
On a chilly but cloudless late autumn day at Fletcher's Fields in Markham, the Brock University Badgers were able to celebrate their first-ever Ontario University Athletics (OUA) men's rugby championship.
The Humber College Hawks have won the 2007 Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) men's rugby final, by defeating the Seneca Sting 30-13 at Fletcher's Fields in Markham.
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is please to announce men’s rugby major award winners and all-stars.
www.rugbycanada.ca   (372 words)

 Rugby Trivia and Frequently Asked Questions
Rugby union and rugby league are two separate games that evolved from a common rugby origin.
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.
South Africa are the current rugby union world champions, and the last world cup encompassed teams from New Zealand (the runners up and winners in 1987), France, England, Australia (winners in 1991), Scotland, Canada, Ireland, Western Samoa, Italy, Wales, Japan, Ivory Coast, Tonga, Romania, and Argentina.
www.uidaho.edu /clubs/womens_rugby/RugbyRoot/rugby/FAQ/faq.shtml   (3999 words)

 RugbyInfo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This World Wide Web rugby information service provides access to all significant data on the game of rugby union to be found on the Internet.
And for rugby league fans, Chris Russell is currently developing a www server for rugby league.
Union fanatics may also find his account of the infamous split interesting.
www.uidaho.edu /clubs/womens_rugby/RugbyRoot   (99 words)

 Rugby Union from the Virtual Library of Sport
International Rugby Academy of New Zealand located at the Adidas Institute of Rugby in Palmerston North and the Royal New Zealand Police College on the outskirts of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.
ACT Rugby Union Coaching and Development `Drill of the Week` developed to provide a continual resource for coaches of all ages and all levels for either direct application to training programs, to stimulate ideas in relation to developing training practices specific to a particular teams play.
Rugby for beginners or to improve your game; includes history, sports fitness and sports injuries.
www.sportsvl.com /ball/rugby/rugbyunion.htm   (2466 words)

 RugbyRugby   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The USA Rugby Men's National Team showed improvement here at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday, but fell to Canada 33-18 in the Barclays Churchill Cup Bowl Final to finish sixth in the tournament.
The World Rugby Shop made headlines in the rugby community with the introduction of their first comprehensive official and team gear catalog at the end of 2005 and with the second issue about to hit the printing press it is high time YOU GOT ON THE (MAILING) LIST!
The WRS Team Wear offers the best selection of rugby team wear in North America with Adidas, Canterbury, Barbarian and more so you are sure to find the perfect jersey.
www.rugbyrugby.com /COUNTRY_BY_COUNTRY/Canada/index.shtml   (336 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Rugby Union
Warren Gatland's arrival as the latest redeemer for Welsh rugby has brought a much-needed surge of excitement to a nation still sore from its World Cup disappointment, but I believe the Welsh Rugby Union have their priorities in the wrong order.
Two things became clear at England's biggest rugby club yesterday as Marcelo Loffreda, who navigated Argentina to a ground-breaking podium finish at the World Cup last month, was formally introduced as the new head coach of Leicester.
Yesterday, the 31-year-old Cornishman received his first positive news for a fortnight when he was told he did not require surgery and could expect to resume playing by the end of the month.
sport.independent.co.uk /rugby_union   (1192 words)

 About Rugby Union Home: The Latest Rugby Union Info in Australia!
This website is put up with the intention of giving you access to all the information about the Rugby Union of Australia that is available on the net.
Between these sections we have divided details regarding the history of the game and the union as well as the player’s hall of fame and the current schedules of various championships.
Rugby was infact a game that has its origins rooted to a university in countryside England.
www.aboutrugbyunion.com.au   (390 words)

 Rugby Union Rugby Tickets - Buy & Sell Rugby Union Tickets @ GET ME IN!
is the leading marketplace for Rugby Union tickets, Six Nations rugby tickets, Autumn Internationals rugby tickets, Rugby World Cup Tickets and all other Rugby tickets.
You are buying Rugby Union rugby tickets from a third party.
Rugby ticket prices are set by the seller and may differ from face value.
www.getmein.com /rugby-union-tickets.html   (238 words)

 Ursula's Not So Secret History: Rugby Union
I just spent a good hour watching a rugby union game and still can't make heads or tails of the rules.
Rugby Union is the game they play in Heaven - shame on you for even thinking such thoughts let alone putting them in writing!:)
Rugby Union and American football is fairly boring.
www.barzey.com /archives/2006/11/rugby_union.html   (353 words)

 Rugby Union Betting in Australia - All About It Here!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Learn more about the Rugby Union in Australia and know more about the various betting rings that stands as a proof to its immense popularity in the continent.
This section would address a variety of interesting issues regarding the rugby union betting.
Betting is a phenomena that is associated with most of the popular games – whether it is football, baseball cricket or basketball.
www.aboutrugbyunion.com.au /rugby-union-betting.html   (348 words)

 Rugby news, fun, results, fixtures and features from Planet-Rugby.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Boland Rugby Union (BRU), following an instruction from the South African Rugby Union (SARU), has confirmed that it has launched an urgent investigation into the incident that resulted in the death of a rugby player.
Violence in club rugby in South Africa's Western Cape has been out of the spotlight for a while, even though acts of thuggery still occurred on a regular basis.
Stand-in New Zealand captain Jerry Collins admitted that his side's tense 25-19 victory over Argentina was tinged with a little rust, but said that Saturday's one-off Test in Buenos Aires had served its purpose as "a work-out" ahead of the forthcoming Tri-Nations series.
www.planet-rugby.com /News/index.shtml   (821 words)

 Rugby union | Guardian Unlimited Sport
More and more young prospects are defecting from rugby league, says Andy Wilson, but the union grass isn't necessarily greener.
Bath were once the greatest rugby team in Europe.
Week three: England ended their worst run in international rugby but Andy Robinson is not yet off the hook.
sport.guardian.co.uk /rugbyunion   (511 words)

Welcome to the Cayman Rugby Union, founded in 1971 as the Cayman Rugby Football Club, we have been enjoying 35 years of Rugby in the Cayman Islands.
In 1997 we joined the International Rugby Board and forever became the Cayman Rugby Union responsible for all branches of Rugby, its development, administration and officiating.
Today Rugby is an increasingly large part of the sporting scene in the Cayman islands and indeed throughout the West Indies and North America the two regions that make up our regional body the North American West Indies Rugby Association.
www.caymanrugby.com   (381 words)

 Warrington Rugby Union for Rugby in Warrington > Warrington RUFC Rugby Union
You will find information on all aspects of the club from Warrington rugby union game results and fixtures to the clubs social events and news.
Our mini and junior Rugby sections are now attracting approaching 200 boys and girls from Under 7s to Under 16s.
Consequently, we are making a heartfelt plea to any parents, players, ex-players or, indeed, anyone who feels they can make a contribution, to give up just two hours of your time on a Sunday morning to help.
www.warringtonrufc.com   (540 words)

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