Win tickets to see Coventry Bears return to the birthplace of rugby on Sunday - The Rugby Observer

Win tickets to see Coventry Bears return to the birthplace of rugby on Sunday

Rugby Editorial 10th Jul, 2019   0

THE RUGBY Observer are giving away two tickets to celebrate the return of rugby league to the birthplace of the original sport, when Betfred League 1 side Coventry Bears host Hunslet at Rugby Lions’ Webb Ellis Road home on Sunday (3pm).

Speaking on the historic move, Bears head coach Tom Tsang says he is looking forward to welcoming a new crowd in Rugby.

“The team are looking forward to a change of scene and to playing in front of a new audience, as well as our regular fans who will be coming down from Coventry,” he said.

“We have four games to play at the Webb Ellis field, and we plan on making this a fortress as the season draws to a close.”

Bears Owner and CEO Alan Robinson, added some background to the origin of the sport in the town and said: “Legend has it that Rugby was invented here when Richard Webb Ellis picked up a football in 1823 and the game developed from there.

“A different format of the game came about in 1895, when some Northern clubs further broke away because of the issue of wanting to pay players, and so Rugby League was born.”

For a chance to win, email the answer to the following question, ‘When did Northern clubs break away and develop Rugby League?‘, to [email protected] by Friday (5pm).


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