Rugby Union Photos
Rugby union, is one of two versions of Rugby Football, a contact team sport which originated in England in the 19th century. The game in its most common form is held between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line. The most important tournament in rugby union is the Rugby World Cup, a men's tournament that takes place every four years. Additional major international tournaments are the Six Nations Championship being held in Europe and the Rugby Championship held in the Southern hemisphere. All three tournaments are a consistent part of epa’s sports coverage.