Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rugby History

The first rugby balls were made out of pig bladders.It was unhygienic , so they cut the top of the smoking pipe and used the rest of the smoking pipe to blow the bladder up . The balls were an oval shape,because It depended on the size of the pig .The balls were none standard sizes.When the ball smelt so disgusting they threw it away and got another pigs bladder.

In the late 1800’s big side was invented. It is a combination of soccer and rugby.You could only catch the ball when it was airborne,but you could kick it anywhere,and kick for a goal.The only thing is ,when you kick the ball you had to kick it under the cross bar.It was still tricky because there were people obstructing the goal .Also running was not allowed.

This is a rugby ball in 1851 you can see it above the writing.,r:5,s:24

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