Rugby League football

noun

Definition of Rugby League football

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of rugby league football

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


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