Where did rugby originated from?

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Legend has it that Rugby originated from Rugby School, Rugby, England. In 1823, during a game of football (soccer), 16 year old William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it towards the opponent's goal. The other boys liked the game, and a whole new sport was developed around this one disobedience of the laws of football. A full set of rules was created, and in 1871 the RFU (Rugby Football Union) was formed.

However, various games of a similar nature were popular throughout medieval England, so Webb Ellis probably wasn't solely responsible for the formation of one of the world's most popular sports.

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Rugby School, Rugby,Warwickshire. England.

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