THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RUGBY

Rugby was invented in England in 1823. A man by the name of William Webb Ellis is credited with developing the game while playing soccer, by deciding to pick up the ball and run with it. There are many variaitons of the game depending on how many players there are. Traditional Rugby is played with 15 players to a team for two 40 minute halves. A regulation field called a "pitch" is 100 meters long with two 22 meter try zones, and is 70 meters wide so 144x70m. The game is governed by the World Rugby Lawbook.

The game begins when one teams kicks the ball to the other.

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