Rugby League was first played in Northern England after separating from the Rugby 'Union'.
In England in 1906
The first Rugby Union world cup match was played at Eden Park 1987 with a viewing audience of 300 millionThe first Rugby league was played in 1954k
1980 was the first official game
No. Rugby Union = 15 players Rugby League = 13 players
Rugby union and rugby league.
Personally Rugby league is alot safer than soccer to me. As I my self have played both sports.If played in the correct manner rugby league is fine.
It was played first in Rugby School, Rugby, England in 1823.
If your looking at the league tables (both union and rugby league) then it means PLAYED