It was an accidental occurrence where a young student of Rugby School was playing football (Soccer) in 1823. IN those days the rule was a player could kick a ball in any direction but could handle the ball to pass backward to a team player - they could not run forward with the ball in hand. Web-Ellis, the student decided that He would run forward with the ball. This was used by other players and the game developed . Later in the 1800's the football associated decided that handling would be outlawed. Many colleges and clubs were developing using the carry ball forward rule. These broke away from the newly forming football associated and started the Union of rugby clubs - "Rugby Union"
The name is derived form the Town and School the game is claimed to have been developed. The story of Webb-Ellis, a 15 year old student of Rugby School, Warwickshire in England UK states that during a game of what was then football (Soccer) William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran to the opposing sides goal line. The game developed from there in to the international sport it is today
Rugby is not a very popular sport in Poland, but it does have a Rugby team.Its called Poland national rugby union team (Polski ZwiÄ…zek Rugby)
The sport Rugby League is the same as in the USA. The competition however is called; American National Rugby League
This a trophy given in the sport of rugby, named as the rugby club formed in Calcutta, India!
USA Rugby's men's national rugby union team, nicknamed the Eagles, represents the United States in the sport of rugby union.
Yes the name for the sport rugby came from the place (Rugby School) where the sport was first played
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.
The Avon River town called Rugby gives its name to the sport.
Rugby is an English sport, developed at Rugby School, also played by the French
Rugby is the Australian sport.