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Rugby league football, commonly known as just rugby league or simply league, rugby, football, or footy, is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field measuring 68 metres (75 yards) wide and 112–122 metres (122 to 133 yards) long.
The Rugby Football League is the governing body for professional rugby league in England. The name Rugby Football League previously also referred to the main league competition run by the organisation. This has since been supplanted by Super League, the Championship and League 1 . Based at Red Hall in Leeds, it administers the England national ...
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In rugby league the ball must be pressed to the ground in the in-goal area. An American football touchdown scores 6 points and a rugby league try is now worth 4 points. In rugby union a try is worth 5 points, the conversion is worth 2. Football vs Rugby Strategy . American football is a game of set moves and counter moves (similar to chess). On the other hand, Rugby is a more free-flowing spontaneous game.
Rugby football became popular in the 1830s and the first Association football rules were codified in 1848. Rugby later became Rugby Union in 1871, with Rugby League branching off it in 1895. Other football codes such as American football and Australian Rules split off in the 1800s as well.
They are of similar size to one another, but rugby league balls have more pointed edges than that of rugby union. A rugby league also boasts the bigger of the two pitch sizes, measuring at between 112 and 122 metres long by 68 metres wide, with the distance between try-lines always 100 metres.
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