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2012-08-02 16:31 Author:ZhubuchongSource:Life Week

In 1958, a game of Blackheath Football Club.

Many people are convinced of this story. Rugby originated in 1823. "When wilhelm weber Ellis caught the ball and ran with it, a purely random game began at the football match held at rugby Public School for Boys in Warwickshire." Ball games have existed in the British Isles for nearly 1300 years, and the invasion of Normans and Vikings has brought their own culture — — From language, clothing, diet, weapons to games, the most popular among the lower classes is this wild and irregular ball game — — Games are often held between two neighboring villages and towns, or between monasteries and even universities. In 1363, King Edward III issued an edict forbidding all recreational activities such as throwing stones and wood, kicking balls, fighting cocks and fighting dogs.

Nevertheless, this banned sport remained among the people in England, and in the 18th and 19th centuries, just as the Enlightenment emphasized that building a sound body was also an inseparable part of modern civic education, many elites in the upper class began to try to "domesticate" it as a means to cultivate masculinity and gentlemanly manners by making rules.

In August, 1845, Jim McKee, a student of Rugby School, tried to formulate the first rugby rules, stipulating that any collision after the ball touches the ground, before the kick-off or when the players are in the air is illegal, and the game must be terminated when the players are injured so that the former can receive treatment. An offensive player without the ball is offside if he is in front of the players who kick or take the ball … … Soon, the sport became popular in elite preparatory schools such as Harold and Eton College, and was eventually brought to universities such as Oxford and Cambridge by these students. In 1871, the British Rugby League (RFU) was formally established in PallMall Hotel, Regent Street, London. The original members were 21 clubs from different regions, and the founder and chairman of Richmond Club, E.C. Helms, became the first general manager of the League.

On March 27th, 1871, the English rugby team and the Scottish rugby team held the first international rugby match in Edinburgh’s Raeburn Palace Stadium. With the cheers of 4,000 enthusiastic local fans, Scotland beat England, which was exhausted by the long journey, through two touchdowns and a converted penalty kick.

England wore white shirts, white shorts and navy socks during the competition. This glorious tradition originated from Rugby College — — Different from the English football team and cricket team "the symbol of the three lions of the Plantagenet Dynasty", the symbol on the jacket of the English football team is a red rose.