Welcome to the website about rugby. Here, you will learn about Romsey RFC, rugby as a sport, betting on rugby and various types of betting strategies.
The sport of rugby has a passionate fan following all over the world. Currently, it is exploding in popularity in North America, where it was previously relatively unknown. Rugby is one of the most popular team sports on the entire planet. It is played in over 100 countries. The sport is also interesting and exciting to watch as players confront each other physically during the 1 hour and 20 minutes of competition. It is a contact sport.
Rugby was introduced over 130 years ago. The name of the game comes from a town in England’s Midlands, where the sport was first played at a school. The legend about the beginnings of rugby says, that in 1823, a school student took a soccer ball and ran with it, violating the rules of soccer and setting the stage for an entirely new game. The name of the boy was William Webb Ellis. He is a legend.
The fact is that there was indeed a boy named William Webb Ellis who went to Rugby School. He was a student there from 1816 to 1825. He then attended Oxford University and became a priest. He died in 1872 and is buried in France. However, it is more likely that the story about the invention of rugby was a myth for the upper classes of English society because when the story was created, there were two distinct types of rugby: amateur and professional, which later split the sport.