Rugby Was Born
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Rugby Was Born
Rugby stemmed from the United Kingdom, and rugby football was its original name, which was short for rugby. For its shape liked an olive, we called it “football” in China. Rugby was actually a city in the central England. The rugby school was the birthplace of rugby football. There was a stone tablet in the school, which read” Commemorating the brave action of W. W. Ellis”. It is said that one of its student, Ellis, once in a football match, held the ball to run as a fault under an emergency in 1823. This made the other players to follow. Although this was out of bound, it gave people a new inspiration. In Britain and the commonwealth regions, rugby attracted the interests of people who liked doing sports all over the world. As time passed, it was gradually recognized by others. Thereupon, a new sport, which derived from the football, could not only benefit your body’s all-around development, but also with high value of exercise.
After 1839; rugby developed at Cambridge University little by little and opened the rugby football club in succession. The interschool competitions also got active. UK set up the Football Association in 1871, soon this sport spread quickly to European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The International Football Association set up. The International Football game was held in France in 1906.
The British football changed continuously when it spread to other countries. Different forms of rugby also created by many other countries, like the United States, Canada and Australia. However, there existed many differences, such as the venue, equipment, rules, clothing, participate numbers and the size of the ball, also the play methods. It could be generally divided into two kinds; British rugby (also called soft football) and American Football (also called the hard football). Its different styles and play methods won themselves the interesting nicknames. British rugby was called “A gentleman plays the savage sport”.
Rugby was called the hard football, because the players didn’t wear guards in a competition. American football was slightly smaller than rugby, so it was easy to pass the ball.
Rugby could provide the military training with much assistance, particularly in physical training. Because rugby game required the team spirit of tenaciously combat to win. So this sport was also very popular in the army, and was strongly promoted. As a result, rugby got the fame of “ball of army” in western countries. In China; we also have good rugby teams in special universities.
In people’s point of view, rugby was a violent sport. Because when you compare rugby with some sports, such as basketball, soccer and other popular sports in United States, many violent collisions would be actually happen. Instead of the prohibited grapping-rugby style, to play the ball with both hands is a better choice in the campuses of American. Most PE classes all use the type of hands-touch. But after school, they can play the grapping method under the circumstances of equipment and guidance. In addition, the intense body collision and high risk would put pressure on women, so it is unable to attract women. Women always have high risk in competitions because of the insufficiency of muscles and weights. It provides the strong and quick players with more opportunities while grip and intercept the ball. The various factors we discussed above has risen disputes and has made rugby as an violence movement with dodge ball, wresting, hockey and boxing over the past decades.