Best thing to do is probably catch the Super rugby matches. It pits the best clubs of South Africa; New Zealand & Australia against each other. Part of the reason why these nations are so strong internationaly!
Rugby is a great sport and the first point of contact shjould be with your local rugby club, or if you don't know what your local club is, then your local rugby union will be able to help you out. It is a game that caters for all body shapes as long as you are fit. Generally those of solid build go in the front row, thoise who are tall and strong go in the back row, those who are short play at halfback or on the wing, while those who are lean and fast go on the wings or fullback. The first fives and fullbacks need to be able to kick and catch well, while the centresneed to be able to tackle and side step. I hope this helps
Rugby is a great sport, but is hard contact sport and expect to get a few bruises. For anyone wishing to start it is essential to join a club. There is usually a very good social side to rugby. The battle is only on the field of play, everyone has a drink together after the game. After you finish a playing career, the social life in Wales has the Rugby Club as its Centre, In Wales as New Zealand Rugby is the National Sport.