Rugby – More Than Just a Sport

rugbyRichard Beese as a sports lover always tried to motivate others to take participate in sports. The reason behind is that sports are perfect for physical and mental growth of a person. Here he describes a very famous game – Rugby. It is basically a type of football developed at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire. It includes the oval ball. A rugby ball, originally called a quanco, is a diamond shape, ball used for easier passing. The rugby ball’s different shape is actually due to the pig’s bladder, although early balls were more plumb-shape than oval. The balls varied in size in the beginning, depending upon how large the pig’s bladder was. In this game, the throwing the ball forward is not allowed. As per the rules of Rugby game, players can gain ground only by running with the ball or by kicking it.

There are basically two types of Rugby –

1.    Rugby league  – Having a team of 13 players. League players may not contest possession after making a tackle; play is continued with a play-the-ball. The team will surrender possession if it fails to score before a set of six tackles.

2.    Rugby union – Having a team of 15 players. Union players contest possession following the tackle: depending on the situation, either a ruck or a maul can occur. There is no six tackle rule in Rugby Union. A team without committing an offense can keep the ball for an unlimited number of tackles before scoring as long as it maintains possession.

Very soon the rules of rugby league were modified. Changes were implemented with the aim of making a faster-paced and more try-orientated game. It results in two different forms of rugby. In 1995, rugby union joined rugby league and most other forms of football as an openly professional sport.

The Rugby League World Cup  is an international tournament that is organized by the Rugby League International Federation.  It was first held in France in 1954, and as of 2013 occurs on a 4-year cycle. The event is played in the league format and features the top 14 teams from around the world.

Richard Beese describes that Rugby is nowadays a very popular sport in many countries of the world. Rugby among women is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. At the turn of the 21st century, the International Rugby Board (IRB) headquartered in Dublin, boasted more than 100 affiliated national unions. The sport was still dominated by the traditional rugby powerhouse of Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and South Africa. Rugby rapidly spread from its origins in England, Scotland, and Ireland to middle- and working-class men in the north of England and in Wales and to the British colonies in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It also spread to North America, where it was transformed into a new style of football. With time, the rugby game is growing widely. Richard Beese calls Rugby, his one of a favorite game.

Indoor Games – Grow Strong both Physically and Mentally

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Richard Beese is a great sportsman. He believes that playing sports is a way to exercise and keep your body fit and healthy. Sometimes we can see that our regular sports schedule is getting affected by the weather conditions. We do not wish to but still in some conditions we have to cancel a weekend game. In those situations too we can continue our sports activities using indoor games. An indoor sport allows you to play regularly without worrying about the rain or the damaging effect of the sun on your health. Most of the rules for playing indoor games are same as the regular outdoor version. Indoor sports solve all the problems and limitations that we face in outdoor sports. You do not need to skip games because of the weather and you can play in comfort in a controlled environment. Playing indoor sports is an excellent way to spend your leisure time. You can adjust the lighting as required and also you can get climate controlled environment. The courts in indoor sports also ensure the safety of players. Indoor games are just as important as outdoor games and sports are. Whether in Olympics or other international tournaments, indoor games are held in great regard worldwide.

Richard Beese describes some of the famous indoor games like KABADDI, BOWLING, BILLIARDS, SQUASH, TABLE TENNIS, CHESS, and BOXING etc.  KABADDI is a contact sport that was originated in India. Nowadays, Kabaddi is being played at International level. BOWLING is an indoor leisure activity, in which a player throws a ball toward the target. It is one of the major forms of throwing sports. BILLIARDS is a very famous indoor game. It is a type of shot in cue sports. It further includes – pool, snooker, carom billiards, etc. SQUASH is a racket sport, which is basically played by two or four players. This game was formerly called Squash Rackets. TABLE TENNIS is also known as ping pong. This game is also being played between two or four players.  This is a very fast game that requires quick reactions. CHESS is a very interesting indoor game. Chess is basically a mind game, played between two players. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide. BOXING is both an Olympic and commonwealth games sport. Boxing is a combat sport, In which two players throw punches at each other while wearing gloves. These are some famous indoor games.

Richard Beese says that Whenever we normally uses the phrase “sports and games” it is basically associated with the games like Football, Tennis, Baseball, etc. Indoor games also have their own importance which allows you to play in all types of weather. Spectator facilities in Indoor games are also excellent. It allows our friends and family to watch us play from the comfort of the sidelines. Richard Beese suggests that while seeing how comfortable and safe it is to play indoors can encourage others to join an indoor sports club.