Thursday, 16 March 2017

What is Rugby

What is Rugby?
Rugby is a sport that has been played since the 1800’s. It was first played in England, but it is now played around the world.  Rugby is a contact sport and the players have to follow certain rules. Rugby has become very popular and there are several competitions, including the rugby world cup.

It is not clear how the game of rugby first started. However, it is said that the first game took place at Rugby School, Warwickshire in 1823. The students originally played football, but they are said to have changed the rules so that the ball was carried.  This game began to be played by other English schools and by 1871 the Rugby Football Union was established. Official rules were then created and the first international game was played between Scotland and England.

Rugby is always played between two teams. Each team is made up of 15 players who each carry out different roles.
To score in rugby you need to get the ball and run to the try line. The players on the other team try get the ball off you and try to tackle  you

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