Rugby In Focus - Rugby Union In Pictures
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As far back as the 1830s a form of rugby was being played atRugby Public School, after pupil William Webb Ellis first picked upa football and ran with it. In 1863 the Football Association met tostandardise a common set of rules between the kicking and runninggames but failed to meet with the approval of the rugby fraternity.Twenty-one clubs refused to join the FA and in 1871 set up theirown code of practice as ?The Rugby Union?. The popularity of thegame quickly spread beyond Britain?s shores becoming aninternational sensation. Rubgy in Focus is a visual, historicalrecord of the development and growth of the game, with backgroundto more than a century of the most successful teams and thegreatest matches, a players? hall of fame, and a guide to thehallowed grounds where the game is played. This story is told inalmost 300 photographs from the vast archives of the PressAssociation, whose photographers were on hand to capture the finestmoments of the sport over more than a century.ISBN13: 9781906672584
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