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Rugby vs. soccer
[ ruhg-bee ]
- a city in E Warwickshire, in central England.
- a boys' preparatory school located there: founded 1567.
- a form of football, played between two teams of 15 members each, that differs from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, block with the hands and arms, and tackle, and is characterized chiefly by continuous action and prohibition against the use of substitute players.
[ sok-er ]
- a form of football played between two teams of 11 players, in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and hands, except in the case of the goalkeepers, who may use their hands to catch, carry, throw, or stop the ball.