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Five differences between rugby league and rugby union

With the Rugby League Cup final today, we thought we’d explain the differences between ‘union’ and ‘league’.
  1. In ‘Union’ sides consist of 15 players, whereas in ‘League’ sides only have 13.
  2. In ‘League’ there are no line-outs, rucks or mauls.
  3. In ‘Union’ there is no limit to the number of tackles which can be made on each possession. ‘Rugby League’, however, has a six-tackle rule – similar to the ‘downs’ rule of American Football.
  4. In ‘League’ a try is worth 4 points, and a conversion worth 2. In ‘Union’ they are worth 5 and 2 respectively. A drop-goal is also worth 3 points in ‘Union’, whereas it is only worth 1 in ‘League’, and a penalty-goal worth 3 in ‘Union’ and 2 in ‘League’.
  5. In the UK, Rugby League is more popular in the north of England, whereas Rugby Union is more popular in the South.

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to which is the better code of Rugby, that’s a matter of taste, which do you prefer?