Rugby union usually known in the world simply as Rugby is a contact team sport that originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Rugby Tickets online.

Olympic Rugby at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020
Olympic Rugby at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020

In its most common form a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end. Rugby union is a famous sport all over the world played by male and female players of all ages.

Most basic equipment for a game of Rugby is the ball, a Rugby shirt also known as a jersey rugby shorts, socks, and boots. The Rugby ball is oval in shape, and is made up of 4 panels. The ball was made of leather, but in the modern era most games use a ball made from a synthetic material.

In 2014, six million people playing Rugby in worldwide, of whom 2.36 million were registered players. Women’s Rugby football date from the late 19th century with the first documented source being Emily Valentines writings stating that she set up a rugby team in Portora Royal School in Ennis Killen Ireland.

Olympic Rugby at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020
Olympic Rugby at Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020

The basis of rugby football is supposed to be an incident during a game of English school football at Rugby School when William Webb Ellis is said to have picked up the ball and run with it. 

Although the evidence for the story is doubtful, it was immortalized at the school with a plaque unveiled in 1895. The first countries to adopt Rugby union were England the country of inception and the other 3 Home Nations, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The spread of the Rugby union as a worldwide sport has its roots in the exporting of the game by British expatriate’s military personnel and overseas university students. The first Rugby club in France was made by British residents in Le Havre in 1872, while the next year Argentina recorded its first game Banks v City in Buenos Aires.

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