The General Principles
Rugby has two major variations, rugby union and rugby league. League is a game which originated from union but is based on a much different set of principles. Scrum.com's focus is on Rugby Union. Please contact your local club for additional information concerning our sport and to learn to play safely.
Presented below are the general principles of rugby union matches:
The full updated laws of rugby union can be found at the International Rugby Board website by clicking here. The IRB is the governing body for rugby union.
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