In rugby union, a game lasts 80 minutes split into two 40-minute halves. Rugby sevens, on the other hand, lasts 14 minutes with the game split into two seven-minute halves. The other major rule difference is an off-field one. Rugby union matches at all levels are usually only played once a week.
What are the 2 main types of rugby?
There are two primary forms of rugby union: super rugby fifteens and rugby sevens. Touch rugby, beach rugby, rugby tens and rugby twelves are also iterations of the sport often used as a development pathway and feeder into the main forms.