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WHAT IS RUGBY?
There are different types of rugby and this includes rugby union and rugby league. Rugby union has two teams of 15 players, whilst rugby league involves 13 players on each team. Both rugby union and rugby league have different rules but the main aim is to score tries, by getting the oval shaped ball over the opponents try line. Rugby is a physical contact sport and a popular sport all over the world with international tournaments including the Rugby World Cup and the Six Nations Championship.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF RUGBY
Rugby is a physical sport which has many health benefits, including cardiovascular fitness and endurance, building strength in your upper and lower body, improving your speed and agility and building on your overall health.
COMMON RUGBY INJURIES
With rugby being such a hands on sport, players are likely to be injured. Common injuries include shoulder sprains, knee injuries, hamstring strains and ankle sprains. Traumatic injuries can also occur when playing rugby as it involves colliding with other plays, these injuries may involve fractured bones, dislocated joints and facial fractures.
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