Rugby is one of the most enthusiastic sports of all times. It is played both at national and club level in some developed countries. Some counties are producing best Rugby players in the recent years. This Sport was originated in England. Most of the rules have been modified since that time. This game is played at professional level and people from all over the world show their support for Rugby teams.
Top Rugby Leagues:
Currently many countries are conducting Rugby leagues. According to Survey, France conducts the one of the rugby league in whole world therefore most of the top players play for French clubs. This game is gaining popularity in other continents as well. Recent survey proved the rise in popularity of Rugby throughout the world.
Second most lucrative Sports World Cup:
The most amazing event in the history of Rugby was the Rugby World cup that took place in England and Wales. This event attracted fans from all over the world. Huge amount of profit was gained from this event.
Second most followed & Visited competition:
Rugby world cup 2015 holds the record of maximum attendance in a sports competition falling just behind FIFA World cup 2014. Almost 2.47 million tickets were purchased. Almost fans from 24 different countries flew in to attend this event.
World cup final Match was between New Zealand and South Africa. It was viewed by almost 120 million fans from all over the world. In countries like Japan where Rugby is comparatively a less popular sport, even there match between Japan and Samoa was viewed by a significant number of Japanese fans.
Highest ever TV ratings in UK:
Rugby is the most watched sport in United Kingdom’s where the opening ceremony held a record of attracting 8.7 million viewers.
Healthy Social media presence:
During world cup rugby showed its dominance on social media hash tag “wc2015” was used very frequently almost after every two seconds on twitter.