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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #43382: Prepositions and rugby
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    Prepositions and rugby

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    While playing soccer at Rugby School England in 1823, William Webb Ellis picked the ball with his hands and ran with it. This sparked an interest, leading the creation of rugby. Cambridge University immediately adopted the game, popularized it and made local rules. The game grew popular schools in the area and in 1871, ten years after,the common rules soccer were set, the first Rugby Union was founded London and firm rules the game were established. The game is played hands, feet and an oval ball, between two teams of 15 players each, plus 7 substitutes. It consists catching or picking up the ball and running with it, passing, throwing or knocking the ball another player the purpose of scoring points but the special thing is that passes must be done to another team member when he is your back. Taking the ball from the other team is also possible by pushing or shouldering an opponent holding the ball. Today, rugby is played men and women, boys and girls, more than 100 countries throughout 5 continents.

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