A powerful and full ‘contact’ sport which in dreams can represent being able to take the rough and tumble of life and to give as good as you get. It also represents for many people the strong drive to identify with a tribe, a group. It is therefore ways in which the person gains identity and a sense of connection with people around him/her. In growing internationalism, such games may be of vital importance to maintaining a sense of identity within what may feel like being lost in a multitude.
It may also indicate your feelings about the nation you were born in.
Example: I was playing rugby & getting beaten, then something in me changed and I scored a touchdown and felt great.