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.
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)
after Rugby, public school where the game was played, from city of Rugby in Warwickshire, central England.
From 'Rugby School' where it was invented and first played.
From the town Rugby where it originated.
where is rugby come from
From Rugby School in England, where the game was played.
Yes the name for the sport rugby came from the place (Rugby School) where the sport was first played
what is the slang name for the Australian wallabys rugby union sport
Murderball or Quad Rugby
Ki-o-rahi is a Maori sport quite similar to rugby
It's another name for football, a sport.
The Avon River town called Rugby gives its name to the sport.
The sport Rugby League is the same as in the USA. The competition however is called; American National Rugby League
There has been some discussion over this. However, rugby is not the parent sport of football. The name football originated from Europe, and the sport was invented by a very smart person!
Rugby is the sport played in the Guinness Premiership. Rugby is a full contact team sport which originated in the early 19th century in England. There are two forms of the sport, Rugby Union and Rugby League.
Rugby is an English sport, developed at Rugby School, also played by the French