The history and connection between rugby and Warwickshire - The Rugby Observer

The history and connection between rugby and Warwickshire

Rugby Editorial 11th Jun, 2021   0

Everyone around the world knows the game of rugby.

Besides football and cricket, even rugby has a passionate fan following.

The game draws immense attention from enthusiasts and players alike.

Its game plan and its fast action overall and the legendary gamers like Martin Johnson, Will Carling, Johnny Wilkinson have kept the hype up.




That said, if we look back in history, the game has had its origin in Rugby town Warwickshire, England.

It was when William Webb Ellis had gone ahead by picking up a ball during football in Warwickshire.


Though there is hardly any evidence to support this theory, we like to believe in the same anyhow.

It has also been the reason for Warwickshire to name their Rugby Trophy after William Webb Ellis.

In 1863, the actual Rugby Football Union was set up, and that was also when the first international match happened between Scotland and England.

The match was between Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Academicals.

That started the rage of having rugby matches as the must-have in interschool championships across the UK and beyond.

The first rugby club outside the UK was at Montevideo Cricket Club in Uruguay in 1861. The Football Association acknowledged and accepted the game while also laying down the rules for the games for the world to follow suit.

The game gained more popularity in the 1900’s Summer Olympics when France won the game defeating the likes of Great Britain and Germany. Despite the immense fame, the authorities of the Olympics dropped rugby in 1924.

The game has got international respect and love, and though it came and went off, again and again, it has always been getting an equal amount of fanfare. In the last 2018 Rio Olympics, rugby was back and has been there ever since.

The connection explained

Rugby was literally born in Warwickshire, and so today, if you look for players and fans there, you will find many.

You can place a bet on the local team at Novibet.

The site offers up free bets and an easy and safe platform to bet on an upcoming rugby event.

Warwickshire also hosts several events for the locals and even does a lot of charity. This connection between rugby and its birthplace, Warwickshire, speaks of how the locals see the game.

For them, it is more of a platform to be themselves.

Rugby Borough Council here takes care of many societal issues and works to help others.

Rugby has become intertwined in the local culture here, and it is visible.

There is no pretense or fake fandom here.

The genuine love for the game is quite evident.

As the Rugby town opens its centre for business after the lockdown, the people give out support.

Several of them are showering with cash donations, while the others have been more proactive.

The game of rugby now in Warwickshire

Even now, the passion and the undying spirit to excel in rugby remain strong in the UK.

Gamers love it, and you will find a similar craze or even more for the game than for the regular football or basketball.

Today, you will be able to play it or watch it from anywhere online.

Rugby is a world-famous game and no longer just a beloved game in Warwickshire.

The town is proud to start it, and the charm is impossible to miss if you walk through anywhere here.

The game’s evolved with time, and in the next major event after lockdown, you will find it waiting to draw your attention.

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