Brief History of Rugby
Rugby is believed to have started around 1823 in one of the Rugby Schools in Warwickshire, England. The concept arose during a football game when William Webb decided to pick and run away with the ball. While little evidence exists to support this assertion, the Rugby World Cup Trophy gives it credence because it is named Webb.
In 1863, a number of boarding schools agreed on a set of rules for playing rugby, and eight years later, in 1871, the Rugby Football Union was borne. Other major rugby league and events are derivatives of the Rugby Football Union. In the same year, 1871, the first-ever international match was played between Scotland and England. Scotland won 1-0. However, it was not until 1900 that rugby union would get introduced to the Summer Olympics.