• A rugby match lasts 80 minutes, with a break between
two halves of 40 minutes each.
• The game is played with an oval ball.
• Each team in the rugby union has 15 players.
• To score a try—worth five points—players need to run the ball into the opponent's end-zone, between the try-line and the dead-ball line, and touch it down.
• Points can also be scored be kicking the ball over the crossbar between the 'H' shaped posts.
• The playing surface is roughly the size of a soccer
• Forward passes are not permitted in rugby.
• After infringements the game can be restarted by a scrum.
• If the ball goes out of play over the touchline, play is restarted with a line out.
• Rugby is governed by 'laws' rather than 'rules'.
• Two codes of rugby football exist: union and league. The differences in the laws are most obvious in the number of players per team; only 13 players take to the field in rugby league as opposed to 15 in the rugby union.