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
Rugby League split from Rugby Union to become professional in 1895. Rugby Union would not become professional for a hundred years, until after the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Rugby became professional after the 1995 world cup.
Yes, you can become a professional rugby player and make a career out of it
Professional Rugby League was created in 2005.
There's a lot more money involved in rugby league, probably because it was the first to become a professional sport.
A professional rugby match lasts 80 minutes.
Rugby Union became a professional sport in the wake of the World Cup in 1995 (officially on the 26th of August 1995).
You don't. :) I agree you just don't. me too :) well i guess you could become a professional rugby player but you would have injuries all the time and you would probably would need to be completely mad to do so :P !!!!
There is professional Rugby League in Amercia, it's called AMNRL. Russell Crowe started it.