The components of Rugby: The Game are great quality and strongly themed. Only 40 of the 115 General Play cards are used each game, which ensures variation.
Setup is easy, and once learned the game flows very smoothly. It is full of moments that feel very thematic, where you kick and chase for a try or maybe land a big hit on one of their backs. While the General Play cards introduce surprises, deciding on when to pass/run or kick keep the tactics at the forefront.
Even for those board-gamers who aren’t rugby fans I would recommend it, as a 30-60 min game that is a lot of fun.