You will often hear rugby players and fans say that rugby is the best sport in the world. Players and fans the world over love rugby , defend, talk about, watch, practice, play, sing songs about, make lifelong friends from rugby, and on and on.


  1. Camaraderie – players help each other back on their feet after huge hits then share a pint with them after the game. Teammates become friends for life. 
  2. Respect for other players and the referee
  3. Physicality of the game without padding or body armour
  4. It’s all inclusive – there’s a place on the pitch for everyone and all body types
  5. Passion for the game by players, fans, and ex-players.
  6. The Haka – a traditional ancestral war cry from the Māori people of New Zealand.  The New Zealand All Blacks perform a haka before their matches.
  7. Unforgettable moments such as the greatest rugby union try ever scored (according to some…): The Greatest Try Ever Scored   Video of The Greatest Try Ever Scored


If you are a beginner and want to know more about the game, are wondering what rugby is all about after watching a big game on TV or going to your first practice, the information below will help learn rugby basics and the long traditions of Rugby Union.

A Beginner’s Guide to Rugby Union

Rugby 101

History of Rugby Union

History of Rugby Union in Canada

Rugby 101 Infographic