Rugby is a popular sport worldwide with a huge fanbase. Known for its full-contact nature and rough-and-tumble plays, rugby combines the consistent cardiovascular strain of soccer with the impact of American football. A strategic game, rugby requires each team to advance the ball up the pitch, passing the ball amongst team members laterally or backwards, while the opposing team attempts to tackle the ball carrier, at which point play is restarted in a scrum. The team scores by grounding the ball in the opposing team’s goal.
Affordable Options: Join a local team or league or play in nearby parks with a group.
Team: Rugby is played between two teams of 15 players consisting of 8 forwards and 7 backs.
High Intensity: Rugby is considered a full-contact sport that requires endurance (running).
Equipment Needed: Rugby ball, scrum cap, rugby boots, mouthguard.