Rugby actually preceded games which use some of the principles such as American football Gaelic football.
There are two related types of Rugby. Rugby League and Rugby Union.
Rugby league .
Rugby balls are similar to a football in shape, but are slightly wider and bigger.
rugby...playing rugby is similar to doing bech press...
Ki-o-rahi is a Maori sport quite similar to rugby
american football is slightly similar only
Basically rugby is played in India. It has no similar types of sport which handles the ball, tackles, scrummages and kick in the same manner
in South Africa rugby is a huge sport. similar to football in America. it would be almost impossible to live in south Africa and not know about rugby.
The US plays a game called American Football (often called "Football") that is similar to rugby in many aspects. The Irish have Gaelic Football again it has slight similarities to Rugby
Generally their is 2 types of rugby. Rugby Union (15 Players) and Rugby League (13 players). The rules differ but they remain very similar sports. Rugby Uniuon is also played on a sevens basis accross the world.