Rugby league, rugby union and rugby sevens: discover the different types of rugby.

Rugby is a team sport that originated in England in the 19th century. The best-known form of the game is rugby union, but there are several other variations. We'll tell you all about them.

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Of all the variations of the game, rugby union is the one that has become truly global. The popularity of this 15-a-side version has spread since the creation of the World Cup, which brings together the sport's leading nations. The other versions of the game are rugby sevens, touch rugby, rugby league and beach rugby. That's almost as many versions as there are players. Let's take a look at them.

THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF RUGBY

There are various versions of rugby. Find out about the five main ones:

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