Rugby League football

noun

Definition of Rugby League football

: modified form of rugby which is played under professional rules with 13 players to a team and in which a try counts 3 points and any goal 2 points

called also Northern Union football

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History and Etymology for Rugby League football

Rugby League, unofficial name of The Rugby Football League, football league formed in England in 1895

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“Rugby League football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rugby%20League%20football. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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