Potentially informaion of any official rugby set up ican be found by throough the IRB for Union and NRL for League.
There are many differences from rugby league and rugby union. Rugby league is predominantly a running game, each team has possession until they are tackled [taken to the ground] 5 times, after this possession is turned over to the opposition. On the fifth play the team in possession usually kicks for good field position when the opposition attacks, quite like in 'American' Football. In Rugby union there are far more rules and regulations. In union the attacking team stays in possession until they commit a foul, this can be in the form of a knock forward, accidental offside, not realeasing the ball on the ground, coming in from the side, playing the ball on the ground, not staying on your feet in the rook, etc. The defending team may also turn over the ball in a rook or maul or may intercept a pass, providing they are on side. Alternatively the attacking team can kick for good field position or a line-out, line outs are not found in rugby league. Apart from the same positions and player numbers and the basic rule that the ball cannot be passed forward, there are very few similarities between league and union.
When rugby was formalised it became known as the Rugby Football Union (RFU). When a group of northern clubs found that many of its top players in the armature game were moving south for jobs to earn money and this allowed them play the armature game many northern clubs found it difficult to turn out a team as the men were working and from poor backgrounds therefore they couldn't afford to play. The northern clubs wanted to pay players for their match time and thus be able to turn out teams - The RFU rejected this without exception as it breached the rules of armature status. 18 clubs left the Union and started their own League - This became the Rugby League which went on to become the National Rugby League (NRL)
The information provided by the Australia Rugby Union website include calendar of events and a Tournament Ladder showing the ranking of various teams. You can also find a link for rugby apparel.
"That is a great question! The Widnes Vikings are an English professional rugby league club based in Widnes, Cheshire. They are known for being one of the original 22 teams to found the Northern Rugby League."
Throughout the country a wide variety of sports are played. According to official government statistics, in 2005-06, the most popular sports in terms of crowd attendance were Australian rules football, horse racing, rugby league, motorsport, cricket, rugby union and soccer (association football) in descending order.Research by a marketing company found that those attracting the "most interest" among adults in capital cities during 2006-07 were cricket, swimming, tennis, Australian rules football, soccer, rugby league, rugby union and motor sport.
A schedule of Rugby Union matches that are to be shown on Sky Sports can be found on the official Sky Sports website. One can also view the schedule on the WherestheMatch website.
There wasn't one person who moved from union to create a Rugby League. It was a group of Northern England clubs who, dissatisfied with the fact that they could not pay players to say with their clubs and the union code did not allow professionally paid players broke away from the union code and formed the Rugby League. The revolt it is claimed was headed up by Hull (Hull Kingston Rovers) who still in operation today The recognition for starting the game of Rugby is afforded to William Web Ellis a 15 year old pupil of Rugby School Warwickshire England who playing football (soccer) picked up the ball which was allowed in those days and instead of retreating BACK toward his own team to make a pass ran forward carrying the ball. The concept its alleged grew from there
Kooga refers to the sponsor and jersey manufacturer of the Australian Wallabies rugby union team. The schedule for the 2013 season is found on their official website.
When Rugby split and became Union (the original code) and league it was because northern clubs which were all union at the time found that their best players were being "encouraged" to move south of the UK (where Rugby started at the time) to seek work. Union was until 1995 a amateur game so no wages were paid for playing the game. In 1922 the drain on northern clubs became so bad that it demanded of the RFU that they pay players for each game. The union management of the time refused and the northern clubs set up the Rugby League and broke away from the RFU. in 1995 the IRFU decided to "open the game" and allow players to become professional and therefore receive payment for their services, they became professional
Many live streaming websites contain live and current Rugby game scores. Current Rugby scores can be found on sites such as 6-Nations Rugby- Hoboken, National Rugby League, Get Live Sports Stream, and Score Cards.
Wales is one of the found countries and therefore is given an automatic pool position