History of rugby union
The history of rugby union follows from various football games played long before the 19th century, but it was not until the middle of that century that rules were formulated and codified. The code of...
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Traditional football
Medieval football is a modern term sometimes used for a wide variety of localised football games which were invented and played in Europe during the Middle Ages. Alternative names include folk footbal...
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Attempts to ban football games
There have been many attempts to ban football, from the middle ages through to the modern day. The first such law was passed in England in 1314; it was followed by more than 30 in England alone betwee...
English public school football games
During the early modern era pupils, former pupils and teachers at English public schools developed and wrote down the first codes of football, most notably the Eton College (1815)and Aldenham school ...
Rugby football
Rugby football is a style of football that developed at Rugby School and was one of many versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century. The two main types of rugby are ...
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History of rugby union in Scotland
Rugby union in Scotland in its modern form has existed since the mid-19th century. As with the history of rugby union itself however, it emerged from older traditional forms of football which preceded...
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History of rugby union in Australia
Rugby Union has a long history in Australia, with the first club being formed in 1864 at Sydney University. Today it holds tier one status with the IRB and has over 82,000 players nationwide.
Ther...
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History of American football
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football played in Britain in the mid-19th cen...
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Comparison of American football and rugby union
A comparison of American football and rugby union is possible because of the games' shared origins, despite their dissimilarities.
In the event of a tackle in rugby the player may pass the ball be...
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Origins of Australian football
The origins of Australian rules football are obscure and still the subject of debate.The earliest accounts of "foot-ball" in Australia date back to the 1820s. These early games were poorly documented ...
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History of the Gaelic Athletic Association
The history of the Gaelic Athletic Association is much shorter than the history of Gaelic games themselves. Hurling and caid were recorded in early Irish history and they pre-date recorded history. Th...
Canadian football
Canadian football (French: Football canadien) is a form of gridiron football played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (10...
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Gaelic football
Gaelic football (Irish: Peil Ghaelach; short name Peil or Caid), commonly referred to as football or Gaelic, is an Irish team sport. It is a form of football derived from traditional Irish ball games....
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International Rugby Board
World Rugby, known as the International Rugby Board or IRB between 1998 and November 2014, and the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) before that, is the world governing body for the sport of r...
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Rugby union at the Summer Olympics
Rugby union has been a men's medal sport at the modern Summer Olympic Games, being played at four of the first seven competitions. The sport debuted at the 1900 Paris games where the gold medal was wo...
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List of international rugby union players killed in action during the First World War
This is a list of international rugby union players who died serving in armed forces during the First World War. Most of these came from the British Commonwealth, but a number of French international ...
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Sporting boycott of South Africa
South Africa under apartheid was subjected to a variety of international boycotts, including on sporting contacts. There was some debate about whether the aim of the boycott was to end segregation in ...
History of the Rugby World Cup
The first Rugby World Cup was held in 1987, hosted by Australia and New Zealand who pushed for the tournament to be approved. Since the first tournament, six others have been held at four-year interva...
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Timeline of foundation of national rugby unions
This timeline lists the foundation dates of the national governing bodies for rugby union—known as rugby unions or federations. The first union was the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that was found...
Timeline of foundation of national rugby unions - Wikipedia
Rugby union in Czechoslovakia
Rugby union in Czechoslovakia was a moderately popular sport. It was most popular in Moravia (especially Brno), Prague and Bratislava
Czechoslovakia was a founder member of FIRA in 1934, and joine...
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Rugby union in the Soviet Union
Rugby union in the Soviet Union was a moderately popular sport. It was most popular in the Georgian SSR; parts of the Russian SFSR such as Moscow and certain regions in Siberia like Krasnoyarsk; and A...
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