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The history of the game of Rugby
is considered the homeland of rugby England. The sport came here around 1800. In those days, people believed that to drive the ball down the street much fun to just play chess, and there is an absolute sense. This, at the time unnamed form of entertainment was different from others in that there is absolutely no any rules. All disputes and ascertain the result of the account using fists and brute masculine force. This situation does not suit the government, as the streets there were fights and riots that were recorded by the intervention of the police.
Games canceled many times, and often were simply banned. The game has gained legitimacy only in 1823 when William Webb Ellis from the town of Rugby, was taken away, and the name does not come up with intricate rules of the game of rugby. However, a new problem for a long time were disputes over whether what hands to play, as is common in volleyball or feet that matches the style of the game of football. In the end, rugby was the synthesis between the two sports, but in 1863 it was possible to clearly distinguish fans of rugby and football.
What are the rules?
A little later, in 1871, England was created official rugby union, which set the final rules of the game. Currently, the structure commands are:
- forwards - it's the first line of the forward open end;
- losses, the forward side of the first line is closed;
- The second line forwards,
- closed flanker;
- Open flanker;
- advocates - is the scrum half;
- wandering midfielder;
- left wing three-quarter;
- domestic central;
- external centerline;
- three-quarter right;
The game lasts 40 minutes, the oval ball on the field with grass, players need to bring the ball to the higher school zone, passing it to each other.
A few more facts
In the course of its development in 1997 rugby was considered an Olympic sport. However, no matter how sad sound. Country ancestor never won championships held. Only recently the British luck in 2003 they won the World Cup. As for Russia, the first mention of this sport are in 1908. The first match was held in 1923 at Moscow stadium Petrel, and after 11 years of the USSR national team took part in the English Championship. However, not everything was so simple, because of the fact that this game did not meet the moral principles of the time, in 1949, she, like billiards, was banned. It was revived only in the early 50s to the end of the war. Today in Russia, the sport is developing intensively, the construction of new stadiums, invest more. On our site you can play free online games of rugby.