In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line.
Rugby union is a popular sport around the world, played by male and female players of all ages.
In 2014 there were more than 6 million people playing worldwide, of whom 2.36 million were registered players.
After Morgan began singing, the crowd joined in: the first time a national anthem was sung at the start of a sporting event.
Rugby union was included as an event in the Olympic Games four times during the early 20th century.
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One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand.
As a result of the expansion to four teams, the tournament was renamed The Rugby Championship.
Front row The front row consists of three players: two props (the loosehead prop and the tighthead prop) and the hooker.
Rugby union spread from the Home Nations of Great Britain and Ireland, and was absorbed by many of the countries associated with the British Empire.
Early exponents of the sport included Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and France.
The Rugby World Cup, first held in 1987, takes place every four years.