Happy birthday to rugby!

 

Today the favorite game is officially 198 years old.

 

As our greeting card – a photo of the monument dedicated to the appearance of rugby, erected in the city of Rugby in front of the school where William Webb Ellis studied.

This stone commemorates the exploit of William Webb Ellis who with a fine disregard for the rules of football, as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game A.D. 1823

A source: rugger.info