Monday, August 29, 2011

How it all started.

Believe it or not that there is town that is called Rugby. A game was played at a boarding school that is in the area. There was no fixed limit for the number of players who could play football but the rules were different from what we have now. For instance players were not allowed to run with the ball. Instead they were permitted to handle the ball while standing still and throw the ball. Hundreds of players would take part in a sort of enormous rolling maul which would tumble towards the opposition’s goal. Major injures were brought to bodies.

Then one day in 1823 a teenager named William Webb Ellis broke the rules and ran with the ball. Since then Rugby was invented. Innovations were made over the years and in 1845 the rules for rugby were written.

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