A Guide to Rugby Union
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Rugby is a free-flowing game that features a combination of strength, speed and strategy to move a ball into an opponents territory. It is a full-contact sport yet players wear little-or no protective gear. It evolved from football (i.e. soccer) and is often called the ‘game played in heaven’.
All year round fans are spoilt for choice, the Southern Hemisphere features competitions like the Rugby Championship, showing class talent from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina. The hard hitting pace is a true treat for Rugby lovers. This Championship includes the much coveted Cups The Bledisloe Cup, The Mandela Challenge Plate, The Freedom Cup and The Puma Trophy.
A Highly popular comp is The Super Rugby franchise with all the best players from regions around New Zealand , Australia and South Africa. The Itm Cup is a big feature of New Zealand local grassroots rugby offering a good look at up and coming players for the Super Rugby teams or even the All Blacks which are the most successful of any rugby team throughout history. South Africa also offer a localised comp known as the Currie Cup, another tasty morsel.
The Northern Hemisphere provides a tantalizing display of good old fashioned Rugby with competitions like the European Champions Cup, Aviva Premiership, Rugby Pro D2, French Top 14. There is a never-ending supply of playing ability and talent for the International season which sees us able to watch the European giants from each country take each other on in the Six Nations for a must see battle of sweat and strength. Then of course the end of year tours where we can see the best of the best countries around the world take each other on for a true Rugby Treat.
Rugby is constantly evolving with the popularity of Womans Rugby now taking hold, making the Womans World Cup, Womans Six Nations and International Challenges a must see.
The popularity of Rugby Sevens tournaments is huge , giving fans a spectacle of fast paced , high intensity games. It differs from a traditional game of Rugby with only seven players making each team rather than the usual 15. Its played on a standard field and made up of halves 7 mins long, The Tournaments to look out for are the IRB Sevens World Series, World Cup Sevens and the IRB Womens Sevens World Series.
Nations like Japan, USA provide fans with the Microsoft Cup, Top League and the Americas Rugby Championship. These emerging nations proving to be tough competition for the more tradtional nations, so with the Rugby World Cup coming up in 2015 we should all be seeing a feast of Rugby all live and free on Vipleague providing links from all over the net to give its viewers Simply The Best Rugby experience.