Rugby

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A competitive team sport with similarities to AmericanFootball, popular in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific islands such as Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.

There are two distinct forms (or codes) of rugby, namely Rugby League and Rugby Union.

Rugby supposedly originated in England, when a young man names William Webb Ellis just 'picked up the ball and ran', whilst playing football at Rugby School. Whilst much doubt has been cast on this story, the trophy for the Rugby Union World Cup was named Webb Ellis in his honour.