rugbynoun [U]uk us /ˈrʌɡ.bi/ (also formal rugby football)
- She spends her Saturday afternoons standing on the touchline, watching her boyfriend play rugby.
- He pulled a hamstring while playing rugby.
- Six rugby internationals were charged with taking drugs to improve their performance.
- Before a rugby match, the New Zealand team perform a Maori war dance.
- The school playing fields were marked out for football and rugby.