Top Ten Differences – American Football and Rugby

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6. Schedule and Cost of Rugby vs American Football


Rugby is less expensive and involves a flexible schedule than hockey, professional football and other games.


7. Control

Rugby Control

Players are more interested in retaining ball possession in the case of Rugby instead of getting yardage as in the case of football.


8. Scoring in Football Vs Scoring in Rugby


A Rugby league’s try is equivalent to a touchdown of American football. Ironically, a touchdown does not require the ball to touch the ground but a try requires the ball to be ‘touched down’. An American football touchdown gets a score of 6 points and a rugby league try is now worth 4 points.


9. Football Vs Rugby Strategy

Rugby Strategy

American football is a game comprising set moves and counter moves. Rugby, on the other hand, is a more spontaneous and a free flowing game.


10. Geographical Differences

Geographical Differences

As the name implies, American football is a popular game in North and South America while rugby is played in many parts of the world particularly in Australia and Europe.


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