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Rugby league football (or simply rugby league) is a full contact form of football, played with a prolate spheroid ball by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field. One of the two major codes of rugby football, over the decades following rugby league’s split from rugby union in 1895, its rules have been gradually changed, deliberately resulting in a faster and more open spectator sport.
Frequently cited as the toughest and most physically demanding of any team sport in the world, the primary aim in rugby league is to carry or kick the ball towards the opponent’s goal line where points can be scored by grounding the ball; this is called a try.
Rugby league is most prominent in Australia, England, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, being the national sport in the latter. France and Wales also have professional clubs.
The game is played at a semi-professional and amateur level in several other countries, such as Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Lebanon, Germany, Japan, the United States, Malta and Jamaica.
State of Origin Game Two ANZ Stadium will play host to a historic first stand-alone Holden State of Origin match next year . . . a Sunday blockbuster that promises to be one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Desperate to end the Queensland Maroons’ Origin dynasty, the NSW Blues will get the chance to play in front of their parochial home fans in the crucial State of Origin Game II on Sunday 24 June. The match…Find out more »
State of Origin Game One THERE’S only one place to be when the QLD Maroons run out for State of Origin Game One in 2019 – and that’s among the 40,000 strong crowd at Suncorp Stadium in June 2019 The biggest rivalry in Rugby League is set for 2019, with the Rugby League’s State of Origin ready for the biggest series ever! The QLD Maroons will take on the NSW Blues at Suncorp Stadium in July in State of Origin Game…Find out more »
State of Origin Game Two For the first time in its 40 year history, Holden State of Origin will be played outside the Eastern States of Australia. When the lights dim and the smoke clears, it’s time to make history. THERE’S only one place to be when the NSW Blues & QLD Maroons run out for State of Origin Game Two in 2019 – and that’s among the crowd at Optus Stadium in June 2019 The biggest rivalry in Rugby League is…Find out more »
State of Origin Game Three THERE’S only one place to be when the NSW Blues run out for State of Origin Game Three in 2019 – and that’s among the 80,000 strong crowd at ANZ Stadium in July 2019 The biggest rivalry in Rugby League is set for 2019, with the Rugby League's State of Origin ready for the biggest series ever! The annual State of Origin Series is the pinnacle of the Rugby League with each match a highly anticipated event…Find out more »