On March 27, 1871, England and Scotland competed in the first international rugby match. Played in Edinburgh, Scotland, the newly formed Scottish team won the match by one goal. In the years that followed, the match between England and Scotland became an annual event still played today.

Today, rugby is played competitively all over the world, and is the national sport in several countries. The Rugby World Cup is a major sporting event, with teams from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa dominating international competition.

annual
Adjective

yearly.

international
Adjective

having to do with more than one country.

rugby
Noun

team sport similar to soccer, but where players are allowed to carry the ball, block with the hands and arms, and tackle.