Friday, August 5, 2011
The Origins of Rugby
1859 there was a school named Rugby.They played a game similar to Rugby but was called football. Players couldn’t run with the ball but they were permitted to handle the ball. Enormous rolling mauls caused major injuries as hundred of players were allowed to play so there was no fix limit of players of the field.
Then in 1823 a kid named William Webb Ellis ran with the ball. People thought, “What is going on?” It took 22 years just to write the first rules for the new game of Rugby.