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William Web Ellis didnt actually get an idea for the game of Rugby . In 1823 when Ellis was in Rugby School Warwickshire England they player football there (soccer) . The rules were very few but it did allow the ball to be handled but the ball carrier had to run backward toward their own players to pass the ball. Ellis during one game decided that he would not follow this rule and when he picked up the ball ran FORWARD toward the opposing teams goals. This idea caught on in the school and as the students left they carried on handling the ball but then passed it backward to fellow players (as we see in today's game) When the game progressed throughout the universities the Rugby Students continues to use the ball carrying concept. Eventually the football Association decided that handling would not be allowed (as we see in soccer today) But those who liked this game decided not to join the Associated but to set up their own UNION this becamee The Rugby Football Union and remains so today.

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