Story: Rugby league

Player positions

Player positions

This diagram shows the positioning used in rugby league. There are a number of differences from rugby union – including that rugby union has eight forwards while league has six, and in league there are no flankers.

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John Coffey, 'Rugby league - Rugby league overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2020)

Story by John Coffey, published 5 Sep 2013