Gavin Cooper of the Cowboys washes away blood coming from a head wound during the round nine NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on May 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
Bradford Northern v Keighley - Rugby League Cup Feb 1950 by Frederic Humbert (www.rugby-pioneers.com), via Flickr
There are two main types. Rugby League, similr to American Football though less festooned. Rugby Union, more prevailant. There is also 7 aside. Like Rugby Union with fewer people and therefore more running.