Rugby League football

noun (1)

Definition of Rugby League football

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

Rugby Union football

noun (2)

Definition of Rugby Union football (Entry 2 of 2)

: rugby

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History and Etymology for Rugby League football

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Rugby Union, unofficial name of The Rugby Football League (originally called The Northern Rugby Football Union), football league formed in England in 1895

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