Rugby is popular in many countries, including: Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Wales, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Namibia, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Spain, Tonga, United States, and Uruguay.
The more popular is the Rugby Union, which is played in all of the above countries. Rugby League is less popular and is mainly played in Australia, New Zealand with Papua New Guinea.
Origin Rugby balls
The origin of rugby is thought to have originated in a controversy during the English school football match at Rugby School in 1823 when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball by hand and kept the ball with him. Although evidence of this story has not been given, it has become immortal at this school because a memorial was posted in 1895, and although people still have doubts about the sentence. However, the Rugby World Cup is officially named after Webb Ellis. Rugby football is derived from the form of the game takes place at Rugby school, which the former students of the school introduced this form to the university.
Rugby alumni, Albert Pell, who later studied at Cambridge, is considered to be the founder of the first “rugby” team. In the early days, each school had different rules of play. Rugby and Eton students try to bring their rules to the universities.
An important event of early rugby was the birth of the first handwritten rugby law at Rugby School in 1845, and followed by the ‘Cambridge Code’ in 1848. Other events include the fact that the Blackheath Club left the FA in 1863 and the Rugby Football Union was formed in 1871. The rugby union was in fact the original “rugby ball”; however, the division in England in 1895 saw the birth of another rugby league called rugby league, and hence the old rugby new name “rugby union” to distinguish it from the other. 16] Although the subject’s full name is rugby union, people often refer to it simply as “rugby”.