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What was rugby football?

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football was a sport with many variations, each school had there own version of football, oxford football, cambridge football, ect. Rugby football was football from rugby school in the town of rugby, when students went to university after they left school they took their versions of rugby with them and rugby came out of this, this was back in the 1850's when this happened and from there the sport of rugby football spread to different countries, the split between the two codes came in the early 20th centuary when workers who played rugby football demanded pay for broken time when playing rugby football when they could of been at work earning money, many clubs wanted to stay amature as a game but some clubs resisted and split from the rest to form the northen leage, this became rugby league. the rugby union stayed amature untill 1995 when the game turned proffessional as it was attracting a worldwide audience and it couldn't stay amatue.. there is your basic history of rugby any questions?

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