Tuesday, July 19, 2011

WIlliam Webb Ellis

From 1750 boys at Rugby School played football. It didn’t matter how many people could be on a team. Handling the ball was permitted, but running with it towards the opposition’s goal, was against the rules.
Then in 1823 a boy by the name of William Webb Ellis ran with the ball - essentially inventing the modern game of rugby.
The teachers wrote the new rules after William ran with the ball. They finished writing in 1845. And then onwards that was how rugby was played.

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