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A 17 year old pupil William Webb Ellis, of Rugby School, Warwickshire. England was reported , while playing football (Soccer) in 1823s 'caught the ball in his arms... and on catching the ball, instead of retiring backwards, rushed forwards with the ball in his hands towards the opposite goal'. This new way of taking on the ball and attacking became very popular. However, at that time the game was very unruly. Teams of up to 100 would play against 75 others. (No fair sides then) The game was to get possession and move the ball toward the goal on the opponents half o f the ground (they were not really marked out as a football or even rugby ground then). The game was more of a field with posts at each end. The idea was to score a goal as in soccer but handing was allowed. The pupils that left the school after this period took the came to universities where it became popular. Other private school in England such as Eton also took to this change in the game they were used to. As it become more popular clubs started to form. A meeting which led to the 'Cambridge Rules' in 1848 was the result of a game between the Old Rugbeians and the Old Etonians. October 26th 1863 was a pivotal moment in the history of football and rugby. The creation of the governing body was part of a series of meetings that would codify the rules of football and see Rugby split form the football Association, Which is where the name Rugby Football came in to being.
In 1895 Rugby League was formed.
In 1895 Rugby League was formed.
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Per the "Rugby Football History" link, below, although no one is sure, it is widely accepted that the sport of Rugby was created by William Webb Ellis in 1823.
William Webb Ellis created rugby
In Rugby Boarding School, by William Webb Ellis. That is why the World Cup trophy is called the Webb Ellis Trophy
Rugby started in 1823, when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball during a soccer game at Rugby School and ran towards the opponents goal.
No one knows mate! But this guy was at a rugby school (a football school at the time) but this guy was playing footie and then he picked up the ball ran over the line and …put it down. The game of football (todays soccer) back in the 19 century was like many sports different than today's game. The game often had un-equal side numbers (50 playing against 150 people was not unusual). In the game at the time handling a ball was allowed but NOT holding and running with it. Barging people off the ball, pulling back (similar to tackling ) was also allowed. In one such match records show that William Webb Ellis stopped a ball by hand and ran with it toward the goal area. This prompted further games at the Rugby School to do the same. It was still Football (which is why our beloved gane is called Rugby Football) but it had "Rugby" School rules associated. However, whilst the precedent set by Webb Ellis may have been significant, the actual popularisation of carrying the ball was due largely to another pupil, a Jem Mackie, in the late 1830s. The legislation of the handling came later still, thanks firstly to gentleman named Bigsie Levee in 1841, and finally enshrined in the written rules on August 28th 1845. This form of football originating from Rugby spread quickly to many other schools and institutions, predominantly due to the efforts of former Rugby pupils. Arthur Pell, for example, set up a club at Cambridge University in 1839 and, of significance to football historians per se, the 1848 meeting which led to the 'Cambridge Rules' in 1848 was the result of a game between the Old Rugbeians and the Old Etonians - the latter growing exasperated at the Rugby players' use of hands. The oldest 'football club' was also the product of former Rugbeians, when Guy's Hospital FC was founded in 1843, soon followed by others such as Dublin University FC in 1854 and Blackheath Rugby Club in 1858. On October 26th 1863 a meeting was held in Lincon, England where football clubs came together to set up clear specific rules for the game. The carrying of the ball and Hacking (kicking the legs from under the running player) were removed for the rules list and made offenses. 11 clubs decided that this was not in the ethos of the game they wanted and promptly left the Football association. Janruary 1870, when the Secretary of Richmond FC proposed a meeting to codify a separate set of rules for the Rugby clubs. This took place shortly after on January 26th 1871 and was attended by 21 clubs at the Pall Mall Restaurant in London's Regent Street. In late 1871 a committee was founded in turn and three ex-Rugbeians (Rutter, L.J. Maton and Holmes) were given the task of drawing up a set of laws, which they completed and had approved by June 1871. Strangely enough hacking (basically tripping) was outlawed. The game developed from there and later on saw a group of northern clubs break away from the newly formed Rugby Union and create their own league (Rugby League). This was to be able to pay their players, many of whom were working class and were being offered jobs in the south which allowed them to work and play the Union game. The rest as they say is history.
William webb Ellis created rugby in 1823
No they did not, it was a man named William Webb Ellis who was English that first picked up the ball and ran with it in a football match held in the English town called rugby.… Now the game is played worldwide by men and women.
It is recorded as being conceived more by accident than design in Rugby School, Warwichshire, England in 1823 when student William Web Ellis playing football (soccer) picked u…p the ball, which in those days was allowed and ran forward with it toward the opposing goals. This was not allowed as the ball carrier had to retire toward their own team to make a pass running forwards was not allowed carrying the ball. This caught on and the rest as they say is history
William Webb Ellis is often credited with the invention of running with the ball in hand in 1823 at Rugby School when he allegedly caught the ball while playing football and r…an towards the opposition goal
No it started in the United Kingdom (England)
Rugby football developed from a version of football played at Rugby School in England
Benetton Rugby Treviso was created in 1932.
International Rugby Board was created in 1886.