They play both. Its dependant on the location and the type of club in their locality but both codes run excellent mini and youth programme
There are no definitive records because the game is both played in schools, collages, junior clubs and even village sides but the game is vastly growing internationally
England has national teams for both rugby union and rugby league
South Africa, rarely play Rugby League because soccer and union are very popular over there, but Rugby League is increasing with the fans.
The Wallabies are the Australian Rugby Union team. The Australian Rugby League team is called the Kangaroos.
rugby league is where play cannot carry on every time a man gets taken to the floor you must put the ball through your legs for another player to pass it. rugby union is where play is fluent with rucks and mauls
jimmy birch a good old legend
In 2013, there were around 51,000 registered adult rugby players in Australia. Not all of these people actively play and this is only the adults who are registered. There are about 302,000 registered kids.
Rugby League has 13 players on each team. Rugby Union has 15 players on each team. There is a recognised game of seven-a-side in Rugby Union.
Participation rates of Rugby League in Australia is very high, roughly same about how much people play rugby union in France or England.
The Leicester Tigers play in the English Union club. That plays in the Aviva Premireship of which they were the 2010 champions.
Answer. Gridiron has less contact than rugby union or league. It is a more basic one dimensional sport designed for lesser athletes who struggled at Football or rugby union/league. ----------------------- Rugby,we don't need to wear all that padding to play a full on contact sport,same as rugby league,full on contact
Tama umaga's brother Mike encouraged him to play Rugby Union. They both played Rugby League but Mike switched to Rugby and was selected to play for Manu Samoa, the Samoan representative side, at the Rugby World Cup. Mike persuaded Tana to switch to Union as well and, as they say, the rest is history.