En 1995, l'Afrique du Sud organise la coupe du monde de rugby à XV. Nelson Mandela commence son mandat en tant que président du pays. Contre l'opinion de ses partisans, il sent dans l'événement sportif la possibilité de créer un sentiment d'union nationale derrière l'équipe des Springboks, symbole durant plusieurs décennies des Blancs d'Afrique du Sud, de leur domination et de l'apartheid (1948-1991). « One team, one country » (« une équipe, un pays »).
Le film commence par une série de photographies montrant l'équipe de rugby Old Christians à l'entraînement. Carlitos Páez explique que ces photos ont été prises par son père et en profite pour présenter l'équipe : lui plus jeune, Alex Morales, Felipe Restano, Nando Parrado et Antonio Balbi. Carlitos raconte ensuite l'accident d'avion qui eut lieu le vendredi 13 octobre 1972. Dans un monologue, il explique que c'est grâce à leur courage et à leur ténacité qu'ils ont pu survivre dans les montagnes.
Up 'n' Under follows the story of an inept pub team from the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' in a rugby league sevens competition in Kingston upon Hull in England. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league. When he hears about the 'Cobblers Arms' pub team and their corrupt manager, Arthur bets his life savings with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.
The film explores the way in which business tore up the loyalty that was between Grub's club and family. Essentially this is a metaphor for the way in which business began to imprint the game of Rugby League during the 1980s, and saw the rise of commercialism in the game. Consequently, Grub must battle with an administration that wanted him gone and additionally his brother and coach's betrayal. The film also deals with the domestic issues between Grub and his wife and his children, as their husband and father has been transformed from who he was to who he has become.
La veille de son mariage et à l'insu de sa fiancée, Henri assiste au match de rugby Angleterre-France à Twickenham. Un supporter anglais lui ayant cassé deux dents lors de la rencontre, Henri se fait soigner par un dentiste de Londres qui lui demande de rester deux heures sans ouvrir la bouche. Pendant ce temps, le dentiste doit s'occuper d'un bobby (policier) qui a laissé au vestiaire, casque et uniforme. Pour passer le temps, Henri revêt l'uniforme et sort malencontreusement sur le palier du cabinet. Commencent alors les pérégrinations burlesques d'Henri, policier présumé mais muet, dans la capitale anglaise... Recherché par un nombre sans cesse croissant de personnes, il tente de résoudre non sans mal, son problème et retrouver son chemin jusque chez le dentiste.
Old Scores revolves around a controversial (fictional) rugby match between Wales and New Zealand which was won by Wales. On his death-bed, the touch judge confesses to failing to disallow the winning try for an infringement by the Welsh scorer. The Welsh Rugby Union President announces that in order to set the record straight, there should be a rematch between the two teams - using the same players who had played the match 25 years earlier.
Four kathoey—Mod, Som, Kam-pang and Wa-wa—move from a rural town to attend St. Mary's High School in Bangkok. Once there they try to join the school's cheerleading team, only to be rejected because of their sexuality. Instead they join the school's struggling rugby team, making friends with the other team members after they score a number of tries in an important game.
Yamagami (Shōei), is a teacher who formerly played for the Japanese rugby union team in the 1960s. The principal of Fushimi Daiichi Kogyo High School (Kōtarō Satomi), which suffers from severe discipline problems, persuades him to join his staff, in the hope that he has the strength to turn the school around.
Prudhvi (Nitin Kumar Reddy) & Shashank (Shashank) are the leaders of two warring students groups in a Hyderabad college. They are fond of rugby union game and they sort the things out between them by playing rugby to prove superiority. One fine day, a local mafia leader Bhikshu Yadav (Pradeep Rawat) gets a court notice that he has purchased the land of college from its legal heirs. The groups of Prudhvi and Sashank unite together by forgetting differences to fight a united cause of winning back the land for college. After getting affected by assaults of students, Bhikshu Yadav throws a challenge to defeat his team in a game of rugby union to win back the land for their college. The rest of the story is all about how Prudhvi leads his team to the victory.
Set in Sydney's western suburbs, Footy Legends tells the story of Luc Vu (Anh Do), a young Vietnamese Australian man with an obsession about rugby league football. Out of work and with welfare authorities threatening to take away his little sister (Lisa Saggers), because their parents are dead and Luc is deemed incapable of being a responsible guardian, Luc re-unites his old Yagoona High School "footy" team—whose members are now facing social problems such as long-term unemployment, drug addictions, the after-effects of teenage parenting—and wins a competition that offers a Holden Ute and a modelling job for Lowes Menswear as its prize. It is mostly comedy which is underpinned with serious social issues affecting western Sydney.
Katrien (Cherié van der Merwe) is dumped by her boyfriend, high school rugby star Werner (Altus Theart), so he can focus his energy on the sport. To get even, she makes a bet with her friends that she can make a star out of the school's dorkiest boy, Wimpie Koekemoer (Ivan Botha), by pretending to be his girlfriend. The awkward Koekemoer rises to the challenge but Katrien finds herself falling unexpectedly in love with him, until he realizes she is merely using him.