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?
Rugby and American football are two completely different games. Americans refer to rugby as rugby, and American football as football.
Rugby originated from soccer (football)
No. Rugby is refered to as Rugby or Rugby Football. The latter being the name of the game in its earliest years when the Rugby game was derived from football (soccer)
No. Gaelic Football and Rugby football are completely different sports.
Rugby is younger than football.
Rugby football developed from a version of football played at Rugby School in England
Rugby Football League was created in 1895.
Rugby Football Union was created in 1871.
Football (soccer) and rugby were until the very late 1800's the same game. When the Football league was created rugby lovers took their game and created the Rugby union. American football is derived from Rugby ,Australian rules football
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Oval. A Gilbert football for Rugby Union, a Steeden Football for Rugby League and a Sherrin for Australian Rules Football (AFL).