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Q: How many players can come on from the bench in rugby union?
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Rugby came to be when William Webb Ellis picked up a soccer ball and ran with it at an England School (at Rugby school in Rugby, warwickshire, hence the name) therefore the rugby union world cup named after the founder William webb Ellis. Rugby league was formed from rugby union

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