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Friday, July 02, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 1

The History of Rugby - Part 1

This weekend weve got a bit of a break on the international rugby scene as for the first time in a while, nothing is happening. Its a good opportunity to catch up on other clips though, starting with looking back at how and when this fantastic sport came to be.

Many of you have played and loved rugby, but do you know the exact origins of the game for men (and ladies) with odd shaped balls?

In the first part of this fascinating documentary, hosted by Rob Andrew, we get to travel back in time and find out more about how the game was developed from its humble beginnings at Rugby school in England.

The story goes that while playing a game of football/soccer, William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it. Accounts of the story arent totally clear though, so youll get to hear from historians about how events transpired way back then.

The documentary also goes through time and as the game develops, we see how it spread around the world and was taken on by countries such as New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.

The documentary will be posted in ten minute slots over the next week or so if it's popular. Its a great way to learn a little more about the history of our wonderful sport, so check it out and please share the link with anyone you think would be interested in watching.

Time: 10:05

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