FACTOID # 2: Puerto Rico has roughly the same gross state product as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Rugby League
Rugby League
General Information
Originated 1895, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
World Governing Body Rugby League International Federation
International Rugby League
Test Nations Australia · Cook Islands · England · Fiji · France · Great Britain · New Zealand · Papua New Guinea · Russia · Samoa · South Africa · Tonga
Major Competitions The World Cup
The Tri-Nations
World Club Challenge
The Ashes
ANZAC Test
Challenge Cup
Domestic Rugby League
Major Competitions National Rugby League (Australasia)
Super League (Europe)
State of Origin (Australia)
French Rugby League Championship (France)
Bartercard Cup (New Zealand)

Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. Rugby league is one of the two major codes of rugby football, the other being rugby union. The league code is most prominent in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and France, where the sport is played professionally. Rugby league is also popular in Papua New Guinea where it is considered the national sport and many national players figure prominently in the Australian Rugby League. The game is played to a lesser extent in several other countries, such as Russia, the United States and Lebanon. , Huddersfield is a large town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ... Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is the world governing body for the sport of rugby league. ... Australia team jersey The Australian national rugby league side represents Australia at rugby league. ... First international Other Nationalities 9 - 3 England (Wigan, England; 5 April 1904) Biggest win USA 0 - 110 England (Florida, USA; October 2000 Biggest defeat New Zealand 49 - 6 England (Bolton, England; 18 November 2000) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1975) Best result Runners-up, 1975; 1995 In rugby league... First international New Zealand 6 - 14 Great Britain (Headingley, England; 18 January 1908) Biggest win Fiji 4 - 72 Great Britain (Suva, Fiji; October 1996) Biggest defeat Australia 64 - 10 Great Britain (Sydney, Australia; July 2002) World Cup Appearances 9 (First in 1954) Best result Winners, 1954; 1960; 1972 Great Britain... New Zealand team shirt The Logo of the New Zealand Rugby League The New Zealand national rugby league side represent New Zealand at rugby league, and are commonly known as the Kiwis, after the native bird of that name. ... First international England 40 - 12 Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby, PNG; 6 July 1975) Biggest win Cook Islands 6 - 86 Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby, PNG; November 1998 Biggest defeat Australia 77 - 8 Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby, PNG; September 1995) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1988) Best result... the Rugby League Council to support the concept. ... The Rugby League Tri-Nations (also known as the Gillette Tri-Nations for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby league tournament involving the top three nations in the sport: Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. ... The 2005 WCC logo. ... The ANZAC Test is a rugby league match played annually around ANZAC Day between Australia and New Zealand. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ... Players are selected to play for the state in which they played their first senior football, hence the name state of origin. Prior to 1980 players were selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. ... The French rugby league championship (French: Le Championnat de France de Rugby à XIII) has been the major rugby league tournament for semi-professional clubs in France since the sport was introduced to the country in the thirties. ... The Bartercard Cup (successor of the Lion Red Cup) is the top level rugby league club competition in New Zealand. ... Tackles like this one (Womens Australian rules football) are used in contact sports including many varieties of Football. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... In mathematics, a spheroid is a quadric surface in three dimensions obtained by rotating an ellipse about one of its principal axes. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Rugby league in New Zealand is a team sport which attracts spectators at the highest levels, though with less than 50,000 participants, it does not figure in the top 15 most popular sports in New Zealand. ... Rugby league has been played in France since the 1930s. ... A national sport is a sport or game that is considered to be a popularly intrinsic part of the culture or is the most popular sport of a country or nation. ...


Rugby league takes its name from what was initially a breakaway faction of England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) known as the Northern Union when established in 1895. Both unions played rugby football under the same rules at first, until similar breakaway factions occurred from RFU-affiliated rugby unions in Australia and New Zealand in 1907 and 1908, and formed associations known as rugby football leagues, introducing modified Northern Union rules to create a new form of rugby football. The Northern Union later changed its name to the Rugby Football League in 1922 and thus, over time the sport itself became known as "rugby league". Over the following decades, the rules of both forms of rugby were gradually changed, and now rugby league and rugby union are distinctly different sports. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for Rugby League in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for rugby league in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of rugby league

The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games which bear little resemblance to modern sports. It is then important to acknowledge the development of the modern football codes and two separate schisms in football history. The history of rugby league began with the early schism of 1895 in the sport of Rugby football. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 19th century England, football was most prominently played in private schools. Each school had its own rules based on whatever playing field was available to them. The rules could be categorised as either handling or kicking forms of football. The kicking and handling forms were later codified by The Football Association and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) respectively. Rugby football, as is was widely known, had its main origins at Rugby School, Warwickshire, England. The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... A view of Rugby School from The Close, the playing field where according to legend Rugby was invented Rugby School, located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, is one of the oldest public schools in England and is one of the major co-educational boarding schools in the country. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


In 1895 rugby football was beset with a schism that resulted in the formation of the Northern Rugby Football Union (NRFU). Although many factors played a part in the split, including the success of working class northern teams, the main division was caused by the RFU decision to enforce the amateur principle of the sport, preventing 'broken time payments' to players who had taken time off work to play rugby. Northern teams typically had more working class players (coal miners, mill workers etc.) who could not afford to play without this compensation, in contrast to southern teams who had other sources of income to sustain the amateur principle. There were similar movements in other countries. In 1895 a decree by the RFU banning the playing of rugby at grounds where entrance fees were charged led to the famous meeting on 29 August 1895. Twenty-one clubs (plus Stockport who negotiated by telephone) met at The George Hotel in Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and formed the "Northern Rugby Football Union". There should have been another two persons present, representing the Morley Rugby Football Club, but as travel in those days could only be done by train, and was considered a long journey, the two representatives decided to fortify themselves in readiness for their arduous trip. This they did by calling at several hostelries on route to the station, meaning that they missed their train. This is why the Morley club - despite being based in the Rugby League heartland of South Leeds - still play the 15-man game. Within fifteen years of that first meeting in Huddersfield, more than 200 RFU clubs had left to join the rugby revolution. The history of rugby league began with the early schism of 1895 in the sport of Rugby football. ... The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for rugby league in the United Kingdom. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... , Huddersfield is a large town within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England, near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ...


Players

Players on field are divided into forwards and backs. Each position has a designated number, 1 to 13. Numbers 14 to 17 are given to players starting on the bench, who will come into the game as substitutes for other players who are injured, in need of a rest, or less suited to the coach's strategy for that particular phase of the game. Typically the bench is comprised of three forward substitutes and a hooker/halves substitute. Each side is allowed 10 substitutions per game. (For 2008, in the National Rugby League, each side may use up to 10 substitutions.[1]) A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ...


Backs

The backs are generally smaller, faster and more agile than their forward counterparts. They are often the most creative and evasive players on the field, preferring fine kicking, passing or maneuvering skills, tactics and/or set plays to break the defensive line instead of brute force.

  • The title of fullback (numbered 1) comes from the fullback's defensive position where the player drops out of the defensive line to cover the rear from kicks and runners breaking the line. They therefore usually are good ball catchers and clinical tacklers. In attack the fullback will typically make runs into the attack or support a runner in anticipation of a pass out of the tackle. Fullbacks can play a role in attack similar to a halfback or 5/8th and the fact that the fullback does not have to defend in the first defensive line means that a coach can keep a playmaker from the tackling responsibilities of the first line whilst allowing them to retain their attacking role.
  • The wings or 'wing three quarters' (numbered 2 and 5) are normally the fastest players in a team and play on the far left and right fringes of the field (the wings). Their main task is to receive passes and score tries. The wingers also drop back on the last tackle to cover the left and right sides of the field for kicks while the fullback covers the middle.
  • The centres or 'centre three-quarters' (numbered 3 and 4) are positioned one in from the wings and together complete what is known as the three-quarter line. Usually the best mixture of power and vision, their main role is to try and create attacking opportunities for their team and defend those of the opposition. Along with the wingers, the centres score plenty of tries throughout a season.
  • The Halves:
    • The stand-off or '5/8th' (numbered 6) is often the most skilful player and main tactical kicker in the game (usually this role -'playmaker' - is either the scrum-half or stand off depending on the coach's preferences). In interaction between the 'playmaker' positions (scrum-half, stand-off, loose forward and hooker), the stand off will usually be involved in most passing moves. There is not much difference between the five-eighth and the halfback; only that the halfback usually receives the ball first. In the early years the halfback gave the ball to the backs while the five-eighth gave it to the forwards. The halfback position is named after the role or location of the player with respect to the scrum during the scrum. To understand the halfback or any other player's role in the scrum, see Rugby league positions.
    • The scrum-half or 'halfback' (numbered 7) is the player who directs the game and is usually one of the smaller players on the pitch. The scrum-half, along with the stand-off together form the "creative unit" of the team. They will control the attack, deciding with their passes how the team attacks and if, when and where the ball is kicked. This player is also responsible for making sure all the other players are in the right position for an attacking move.

A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A rugby union scrum. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ...

Forwards

The forwards' two responsibilities can be broken into 'normal play' and 'scrum play'. For information on a forward's role in the scrum see rugby league scrummage. Forward positions are traditionally named after the player's position in the scrum yet are equal with respect to 'normal play' with the exception of the hooker. Forward positions are traditionally broken into: A rugby union scrum. ... A rugby union scrum. ...

  • Front row forwards:
    • The props (numbered 8 and 10) are normally the largest players on field (they typically weigh over 15 stones (100 kg) in the open age/senior game). They are positioned in the centre of the line. The prop will be an 'enforcer', dissuading the opposition from attacking the centre of the defensive line and in attack give the team momentum by taking the ball up to the defence aggressively.
    • The hooker (numbered 9) is most likely to play the role of dummy-half. In defence the hooker usually defends in the middle of the line against the opposition's props and second-rowers. The hooker will be responsible for organising the defence in the middle of the field. In attack as dummy-half this player is responsible for starting the play from every play-the-ball by either passing the ball to the right player, or, at opportune moments, running from dummy-half. It is vital that the hooker can pass very well. Traditionally, hookers 'hooked' the ball in the scrum. Hookers also make probably more tackles than any other player on the field. The hooker is always involved in the play and needs to be very fit. He needs to have a very good knowledge of the game and the players around him.
  • The second row forwards (numbered 11 and 12) The modern day second row is very similar to a centre and is expected to be faster, more mobile and have more skills than the prop and will play amongst the three-quarters, providing strength in attack and defence when the ball is passed out to the wings. Good second-rowers combine the skills and responsibilities of props and centres in the course of the game.
  • The loose forward or the lock (numbered 13) is the only forward in the third (last) row of the scrum. They are usually one of the fittest players on the field, covering the entire field on both attacking and defending duties. Typically they are big ball-runners who can occasionally slot in as a passing link or kick option; it is not uncommon for loose forwards to have the skills of a five eighth and to play a similar role in the team. :)

A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... KG, kg or Kg can refer to several things: Kilogram, the SI base unit of mass. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ... A typical rugby league team consists of thirteen players on the field plus four substitutes on the bench. ...

Rugby league worldwide

Rugby league is played in more than 30 countries, though it is most commonly played in the United Kingdom (predominantly northern England), Australia and New Zealand. Australia, where it is a winter sport, is generally thought to be the strongest of the three. Rugby league is most popular in England, Australia, New Zealand, and France and it is recognised as the national sport in Papua New Guinea. Northern England, The North or North of England is a rather ill-defined term, with no universally accepted definition. ... Rugby league is a popular team sport played in England. ...

Australia has won every world cup since 1975. Until November 25, 2005, they had also not lost an international tournament or series of any kind for twenty seven years until they lost to New Zealand in the final of the 2005 Tri-Nations Series at Elland Road in Leeds. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 265 KB) Authour is jimmyharris Brisbane Broncos VS Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium National Rugby League http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 265 KB) Authour is jimmyharris Brisbane Broncos VS Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium National Rugby League http://www. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The majority of the 2005 Rugby League Tri-Nations is set to be played in Great Britain, though the first two matches (both of which pit Australia against New Zealand) will be played in Australasia, with one game each for Australia and New Zealand. ... Elland Road is the home stadium of the football team Leeds United. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ...


In the United Kingdom, rugby league has traditionally struggled to become accepted outside of the "heartland" counties of northern England where the game originated (Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumberland). Yorkshire is a historic county of northern England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ...


The game is also attempting expansion in Europe. Despite having had many strong teams historically, rugby à treize in France has struggled to compete with rugby union since the Vichy government banned the sport and seized some assets during World War Two. However the French reached the finals of the 1954 and 1968 rugby league world cups. In 2006, the Super League admitted the Catalans Dragons, who on July 29, 2007, made it to the Challenge Cup final, being the first non-English team to do so. Rugby league has been played in France since the 1930s. ... The Catalans Dragons (sometimes referred to as Les Catalans, Les Cats or the Dragons) are a professional rugby league club based in Perpignan, in Northern Catalonia. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Challenge Cup is a knockout competition for British Rugby League clubs that has been held since 1896. ...


Early 21st century developments have seen Georgia, the Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Malta, Serbia, Argentina, Jamaica, and others take part in international rugby league tournaments or matches. Logo of Serbian Rugby League Rugby league is a team sport that is played in Serbia, which now has over 250 registered players in the nation, 150 of which are juniors. ... Rugby League is a popular team sport played in the West Indies. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ "'No grapple tackle' for NRL in 2008", National Rugby League, 2007-12-26. Retrieved on 2008-01-16. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Rugby league is a team sport played between two teams of thirteen players. ... A comparison of rugby league and rugby union is possible due to the games similarities and shared origins. ... This is a list of external links to organisations responsible for the governing of the sport or the governing of a competition of rugby league. ... This is a list of the mens national rugby league teams in the world. ... List of some notable rugby league footballers // Trent Barrett Matt King Arthur Beetson Brian Bevan Dave Brown Clive Churchill Bradley Clyde Mick Cronin Ron Coote Laurie Daley Graham Eadie Benny Elias Andrew Ettingshausen Brad Fittler Craig Field Steve Folkes Bob Fulton Reg Gasnier Ryan Girdler Craig Gower Eric Grothe, Sr. ... The history of rugby league began with the early schism of 1895 in the sport of Rugby football. ... Playing rugby league requires the player to be fit. ... the Rugby League Council to support the concept. ... The Rugby League Tri-Nations (also known as the Gillette Tri-Nations for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby league tournament involving the top three nations in the sport: Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. ... Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Rugby league nines is a version of rugby league played with 9 players on each side. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Players are selected to play for the state in which they played their first senior football, hence the name state of origin. Prior to 1980 players were selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. ... Touch (with a capital T)is a field game also known as Touch Football (particularly in Australia) and Touch Rugby in other countries. ... Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of seven players. ...

External links

Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... A sport governing body comes in several forms. ... There are a variety of articles listing people of a particular sport. ... A national sport is a sport or game that is considered to be a popularly intrinsic part of the culture or is the most popular sport of a country or nation. ... This article is about the sport. ... A korfball match in the Netherlands between Trekvogels and OZC Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal) is a team ball game, similar in many ways to mixed netball. ... A netball game in Australia Netball is a non contact sport similar to, and derived from, basketball. ... Game of Buzkashi in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan Buzkashi, Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis (Persian: بزکشی buzkashī: goat grabbing) (Uzbek, Tatar, Turkmen: kökbörü, kök blue + börü wolf, Kazakh: көкпар, Kyrgyz: улак) is a traditional Central Asian team sport played on horseback. ... For other uses, see Curling (disambiguation). ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... Beach handball is a team sport where two teams pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. ... Dimensions of a field of field handball played with 11 players at 1936 summer olympics compared to a football field. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... Camogie (in Irish, camógaíocht) is a Celtic team sport, the womens variant of hurling. ... Kabaddi (sometimes written Kabbadi or Kabadi) (Telugu: , Punjabi: , Marathi: , Hindi: ,Urdu: ; IPA: ) is a team sport originally from the Indian subcontinent. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Polo (disambiguation). ... Cycle Polo or Bike Polo or Bicycle polo is an outdoor game similar to Polo, except that bicycles are used instead of horses. ... Water polo is a team water sport. ... Ultimate (sometimes called ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact competitive team game played with a 175 gram flying disc. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Fistball is a very old sport which continues to be practiced all over the world: in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. ... A child demonstrating sepak takraw. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Beach Soccer is a variant of the sport of association football. ... Futsal in Germany Futsal is an indoor version of football (soccer). ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... Look up bandy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A game of broomball begins with a face-off Broomball is a popular recreational ice sport originating in Canada and played around the world. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... A floorball match between Sweden (yellow) and Finland (white) Floorball is a gay indoor team sport played using composite or carbon sticks with a plastic vented blade where the aim is to put a light plastic ball into the opponents goal. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Indoor field hockey is an indoor variant of traditional outdoor field hockey. ... Ringette is a team sport played on an ice surface. ... Roller Hockey is a form of hockey played on a dry surface using skates with wheels. ... Inline hockey is a variation of roller hockey very similar to ice hockey, from which it is derived. ... Rink hockey - Hardball hockey - Hoquei em Patins Roller Hockey (Quad) is highly popular and has many names worldwide that mean the same sport. ... // A shinty game in progress Shinty (Scottish Gaelic camanachd or iomain) is a team sport played with sticks and a ball. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Adults playing kickball. ... Lapta (Russian: ) is a Russian ball game, similar to baseball. ... Girls playing pesäpallo in Siilinjärvi Pesäpallo (Swedish: Boboll, also referred to as Finnish baseball) is a fast-moving ball sport thats quite often referred to as the national sport of Finland and has some presence in other countries, such as Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and Northern... For the movie, see Rounders (film). ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Stool ball is a historical ball game, originating in southern England, where variants are still played in some schools. ... Austus is a sport which was started in Australia during World War Two when U.S. soldiers wanted to play football against the Australians. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... Composite rules Shinty/Hurling (sometimes known simply as Shinty/Hurling or, particularly in Ireland, compromise rules) is a hybrid sport which was developed to facilitate international representative matches between shinty players and hurling players. ... // A shinty game in progress Shinty (Scottish Gaelic camanachd or iomain) is a team sport played with sticks and a ball. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... International Rules Football match at the Telstra Dome - Australia vs Ireland. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... Universal football was a hybrid of Australian rules football and rugby league, trialled at the Sydney Showground in 1933. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2156 words)
Rugby league was initially played by a breakaway faction of the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) 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 is highly popular in Australia, New Zealand, and the Papua New Guinea where rugby league is recognised as the national sport.
Rugby league - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3186 words)
Rugby league is one of the two forms 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.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m