I'm just wondering if anyone is following rugby these days? It's a cool sport and a sport that football evolved from. To me, it's a constant moving form of option football (no forward passes in rugby unless you kick the ball). Football fans would be able to pick up this game quickly if they loved to watch option football in the past which is becoming ancient these days as football offenses are more geared towards passing than running.
There are a few different forms of rugby: sevens, union, and league. Union is the most popular and have 15 players per team on the field. Sevens has seven players instead of 15 on the same playing field, and league has 13 players per team on the field but is designed to be more entertaining to fans.
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There are nine Sevens tournaments and one is upcoming in New Zealand this coming weekend. The best website to look at would be www.irbsevens.com or www.usasevens.com.