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Rugby Talk! Do You Know What the Locks Do in a Scrum?

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Hookers. Props. Number eights. Do you know what those terms mean in the sport of Rugby? If not, you'll enjoy learning what those terms mean as well as phrases such as in-touch, lineout, and why there's a position called loosehead prop. Rugby's a sport that grew out of football, what Americans refer to as soccer. The sport, which many think is more like American football than soccer, started in 1832 at the Rugby School. Understand, that wasn't a school FOR Rugby; the sport took the name Rugby because that's the school where it was supposedly first played and where the laws of the game were initially written. Rugby began growing in popularity in the second half of the 19th century and has become one of the most popular sports in the world.

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Who invented Rugby? Does anyone?

The story of how rugby was born is fairly straightforward. During a football (soccer) match at Rugby School in Salford, Lancashire, in 1832, a pupil named William Webb Ellis caught the ball in his arms during the game and ran towards his opponent's goal line. The so-called Rugby-style of football was born. That's how the story has been told. But there's never been any first-hand evidence that the story is true. The only source of origin was from a letter sent to the Rugby School newspaper in 1876, 44 years after the event and four years after the death of Webb Ellis. There are two reasons why this 1832 event was accepted as fact. One, the person who wrote the letter in 1876, Matthew Bloxam, made a large donation to the Rugby School. Two, the school was anxious to prove it was where rugby was invented. That's why today, Webb Ellis is hailed as the father of rugby.

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