Two Rugby players are fighting on the ball during a rugby game.

Rugby Fun Facts

Are you a true rugby fan? Do you want to discover thrilling facts about this tough sport?

The first trophy of the Six Nations Championship, which started as a four-nation championship in 1883, was made by melting Indian coins donated by the Calcutta Club. The trophy was called Calcutta Cup. Get to know about Rugby in the fun facts section.

Rugby Fun Facts

Fun Fact
Rugby
The first Rugby World cup was held in 1987 and hosted by the countries Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand won the tournament with a score of 29-9 against Australia.
Fun Fact
Rugby
The rugby world cup goes by the name Webb Ellis Cup. The tournament has been in existence since 1987, when it was held for the first time.
Fun Fact
Rugby
Each team in a rugby match has 15 players. The team is divided into two groups, forwards and backs, with 8 players as forwards and 7 as backs.
Fun Fact
Rugby
Argentina, in rugby, is represented by The Argentina national rugby union team. The team is nicknamed the Pumas, that means. Its emblem is Jaguar.
Fun Fact
Rugby
The Six Nations championship is also known as Guinness Six Nations. It is an annual Rugby championship event played between six teams.
Fun Fact
Rugby
The Five Nations Championship was renamed to Six Nations Championship with the addition of Italy in 2000. The championship has been in existence since 1883.
Fun Fact
Rugby
The rugby union governs the sport of rugby all over the world. Every four years, the Rugby World Cup is organized by the World Rugby.
Fun Fact
Rugby
If the opposing team causes an infringement, the team is awarded a penalty kick. It carries 3 points.
Fun Fact
Rugby
When a player can place the ball behind the goal in the opponent’s dead ball area, 5 points are awarded to the team.
Fun Fact
Rugby
The total time of a rugby match is 80 minutes that is divided equally into two halves. There is a 10 minutes rest time between the two halves.

More Sports Fun Facts