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Rugby league was created by the breakaway of the Northern Union in 1895, but took its present name in 1922. In 1906 the Northern Union made changes to the laws, from which the modern game evolved. The Northern Union adopted the name Rugby League in 1922 and the sport became known as Rugby League Football or Rugby League. The game is a full contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen. The code is most popular in Great Britain (mainly the North of England), Australia, New Zealand, and France, where the sport is played professionally. In Papua New Guinea, rugby league is immensely popular and it is their national sport.

Rugby League's Origins

In 1895 rugby football had the big argument that resulted in the formation of the Northern Rugby Football Union. Although many factors played a part in the split, including the success of working class northern teams, the main division was caused by the RFU decision to enforce the amateur principle of the sport, preventing broken time payments to players who had taken time off work to play rugby. Northern teams typically had more working class players (coal miners, mill workers etc) who could not afford to play without this compensation, in contrast to southern teams who had players in work, or from wealthy families to sustain the amateur way. There were similar movements in other countries. In 1895 a decree by the RFU banning the playing of rugby on pitches where entrance fees were charged led to the famous meeting on 29 August 1895. Twenty-one clubs met at The George Hotel in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire and formed the Northern Rugby Union. Within fifteen years, more than 200 RFU clubs had left to join the rugby revolution.

Laws of Rugby League

League has a different set of rules to Union, with the major obvious differences being no line-out restarts and the tackled player once held playing the ball back to a player using their heel, this happens 5 times and then the ball is turned over for the other side to make their plays. Tries, conversions and penalties provide the scores.