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Canada beats England 7-5 to win Kitakyushu Sevens rugby  Washington Post

Canada defeated England 7-5 to win the Kitakyushu Sevens title on Sunday in the lowest scoring final in World Rugby Women's Sevens Series history.

Fiji beats France to win record fifth straight Hong Kong Rugby Sevens crown  CNN

Fiji downed France 21-7 to win the prestigious Hong Kong leg of the Rugby Sevens for a record fifth straight time. It moved past New Zealand and into second in ...

Iconic pieces of rugby history are going under the hammer in Cardiff  Wales Online

A gold mine of fascinating pieces charting rugby history is being auctioned at the Principality Stadium this week. Items being sold to the highest bidder include a ...

Super Rugby: New poll suggests majority of Kiwis want Crusaders name to remain unchanged  New Zealand Herald

A new poll has revealed that 76% of New Zealanders are against the Crusaders changing their name. Following the March 15 mass shootings at two ...

The biggest upsets in Test match history  The Roar

These are the 15 biggest surprises the rugby world has ever witnessed. 1. Japan 34 beat South Africa 32, 2015 A desperate late try gave Japan an upset win ...

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter I  The Roar

Continuing our list of teams to contest the Alphabet Cup, we head to the I team. Do the Is have it? Well they are light on depth but they have some strike power.

Australian Rugby Star’s Contract to Be Terminated Over Anti-Gay Comments  The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Australian rugby officials said on Thursday that they intended to terminate the contract of a star player, Israel Folau, after he posted ...

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History of rugby union - Wikipedia
The history of rugby union follows from various football games played long before the 19th century, but it was not until the middle of that century that the rules were formulated and codified. The code of football later known as rugby union can be traced to three events: the first set of written rules in 1845, the Blackheath Club's decision to leave the Football Association in 1863 and the ...

rugby | History & Rules | Britannica.com
Rugby and cricket have also long enjoyed great popularity in Britain. According to tradition, rugby began in 1823 at Rugby School in England. In 1871 the Rugby Football Union was formed as the English governing body, and the rival Rugby Football League was founded in…

A brief history of rugby | Sport | The Guardian
1823 - A commemorative stone at Rugby school claims that 16-year-old student William Webb Ellis, "with a fine disregard for the rules of football...first took the ball in his arms and ran with it ...

Rugby football - Wikipedia
Rugby refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union, but generally refers to rugby union due to its popularity throughout the globe. Legend claims that rugby football was started about 1845 in Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire, England, although forms of football in which the ball was carried and tossed date to medieval times. Rugby eventually split into two sports in 1895 when twenty ...

The history of Rugby Football - historic-uk.com
History of Rugby Football by Ben Johnson. The origins of the game, now know across the world simply as rugby, can be traced back over 2000 years. The Romans played a ball game called harpastum, a word derived from the Greek word “seize”, the implication of the name being that somebody actually carried or handled the ball.

The history of rugby - historyextra.com
Did William Web Ellis really invented the game of rugby at Rugby School? Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations competition, the annual rugby championship played between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – we revisit an article by Julian Humphrys that explores the origins and early history of the sport...

Origins of Rugby - Rugby Football History
The Rugby Football Union was formed in 1871 and immediately made "hacking" and "tripping" illegal. The formation of the RFU. The Rugby Football Union was founded in the Pall Mall Restaurant in Regent Street, Charing cross, London to standardize the rules and removed some of the more violent aspects of the Rugby School game.

Rugby School - A History of Rugby Football
A History of Rugby Football. In 1820 the game of Rugby was played rather like soccer, but players were allowed to catch the ball and kick it out of their hands. There were no limits to the number of players on each side, for example, School House v Rest of the School.

Rugby History: A Timeline - ThoughtCo
A history of rugby union presented in timeline form. 1895: 20 clubs from the North of England resign from the RFU to form their own union, eventually to be referred to as the Rugby Football League, creating a new type of rugby with slightly different rules but that allowed players to be paid to play

The History of Rugby Sevens
The History of Rugby Sevens. 09/11/2014 12:47 The Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens is now 131 years old, having been ‘born’ in 1883 – 10 years after the formation of the Scottish Football Union – in the Scottish Border town of Melrose. The Melrose club had a fine rugby side but was experiencing financial difficulties and the committee, in ...

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