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The "Webb Ellis Cup" is named after the person reputed to have started the concept of Rugby. William Webb Ellis. However, the cup itself was not made specifically for the RWC winners, it was actually made for another sporting event and had not been used in some considerable time so the cup was renamed and taken on by the RWC Ltd who stage the event then renamed for use within the Rugby environment.

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When rugby was formalised it became known as the Rugby Football Union (RFU). When a group of northern clubs found that many of its top players in the armature game were moving south for jobs to earn money and this allowed them play the armature game many northern clubs found it difficult to turn out a team as the men were working and from poor backgrounds therefore they couldn't afford to play. The northern clubs wanted to pay players for their match time and thus be able to turn out teams - The RFU rejected this without exception as it breached the rules of armature status. 18 clubs left the Union and started their own League - This became the Rugby League which went on to become the National Rugby League (NRL)

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after Rugby, public school where the game was played, from city of Rugby in Warwickshire, central England.

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From 'Rugby School' where it was invented and first played.

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From the town Rugby where it originated.

where is rugby come from

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well it did not get its name by a object the Ireland and french.

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From Rugby School in England, where the game was played.

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