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Thesaurus Term : Rugby

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Rugby football is a style of football that developed at Rugby School and was one of several versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century. The two main types of rugby are rugby league and rugby union. Although these two forms share the same objective of getting the ball over the line to score a try, the specific rules are different.

In both of the two rugby types, the game is an aggressive, full-contact sport. Hard helmets and pads are not worn by the players. A soft "scrum cap" is often worn primarily as protection against ear impacts to prevent "cauliflower ear".
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