Rugby is one of the most attractive contact sports, lately, this sport has been gaining relevance in the world. However, although rugby has many fans, it is not the most popular sport in the world. Most people have seen or heard of the sport, but almost half do not know the rules of the game and its duration. However, this has been changing because the sport has gained practitioners and fans in many parts of the world.
During a rugby game, there are not usually many interruptions, so the game is very smooth. However, there are penalties or reprimands that cause the game to be delayed a little, although the game clock never stops running.
Duration of the different modalities of Rugby
There are three modes to play rubgy, each of them has a different duration.
- Traditional Rugby or Rugby 15: With 15 players, in this modality, a game lasts 80 minutes divided into two 40-minute halves. This modality is also called “rugby union”
- Rugby 7: In this modality, there are only 7 players per team. The game only lasts 14 minutes divided into two halves of 7 minutes each. The approved modality in the Olympic Games is 7. Rugby 7 is regulated by World Rugby (WR).
- Rugby 13 or “league”: With teams of 13 players, this modality lasts the same as traditional rugby, 80 minutes with two halves of 40 minutes each and a 10-minute break. The sports authority for this style is the Rugby League International Federation.
Which modality is more popular?
Each one of the sport modalities is very popular. Both the 15-player union rugby modality and rugby 7 have great acceptance. In both forms of sport, there is great passion and dedication on the part of the players, who make the show quite enjoyable. The type of rugby 7 is a bit more popular in logistics and organizing tournaments. Because of the short duration of the commitments allows the realization of tournaments in one day.
The rugby 7 modality is the one practiced during the Olympic Games. However, the most important event in this sport is the world cup in the 15-player category. Individuals more adept at this sport enjoy both modalities but are slightly inclined towards the 15-player modality. Because the latter offers longer commitments where the best rugby players meet. Although the sport has its origins in England, the nation with the most cups in the world is New Zealand. The popularity of the sport extends to Europe, Oceania and the southernmost countries of South America.