Rugby History

Rugby! A hooligans game, played by gentlemen.

The game of Rugby as we know it, was established in 1823 by William Webb Ellis while at school at the Rugby School in England. During a game of soccer he decided to pick up the ball and run with it, thus inadvertently and unknowingly changing the sporting world forever. Follow the link below to learn more about William Webb Ellis, the history of Rugby, and its amazing culture.

The History of Rugby