Old Practice of Football
Rugby originated in the United Kingdom, its former name was rugby football. It was shorted for rugby. Because the ball looked like an olive, so it was called "football" in China. Rugby, situated in England, was a central city. The rugby school was the birth site of rugby football. A stone tablet stood in the school, which read" In memory of W. W. Ellis's brave action ". It is said that one of its student, Ellis, once in a football match, held the ball to run as a fault under an emergency in 1823. This made the other players to follow. Although this was out of bound, it gave people a new inspiration. In Britain and the commonwealth regions, Football attracted the interests of people who liked doing sports all over the world. As time passed, it was gradually recognized by others. Thereupon, a new sport, which derived from the football, could not only benefit your body's all-around development, but also with high value of exercise.
Rugby gradually developed at Cambridge University after 1839 and established the rugby football club one after another. The intercollegiate games also became very active. UK set up the Football Association in 1871, soon this sport spread quickly to European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The International Football Association set up. The International Football game was held in France in 1906.
The British football changed continuously when it spread to other countries. Many countries even created their own forms of rugby, such as the United States, Canada and Australia. But the venue, equipment, rules, clothing, participate numbers and the ball's size, as well as the competition methods were all different. It could be generally divided into two kinds; British Football Teams (also called soft football) and American Football (also called the hard football). They gained amusing nicknames on account of the various styles and play methods. British Football was called "A gentleman plays the savage sport".
Rugby was called the callous football, since the players didn't wear guards in a competition. American football was slightly lesser than rugby, so it was painless to pass the ball.
Rugby could supply the military training with much assistance, intensely in physical training. Because rugby game required the team spirit of tenaciously combat to win. Therefore, this sport was greatly extended in the army with its popularity. As a result, rugby got the fame of "ball of army" in western countries. Nowadays, some of the individual universities also have their good rugby teams in China.
In people's point of view, rugby was a violent sport. By contrast, rugby has more intense collision than other sports, such as basketball, soccer and the popular sports in the United States. Grapping-rugby is banned in many American campuses, so it has been changed into the style of touch the ball with hands. Most of physical education all adopt the grapping method. However, after school, they would like to play the ball with both hands as an alternative method under the prerequisite of right equipment and guidance. Moreover, the fierce body collision and high risk of injury, it does not have the ability to attract women. Women always have high risk in competitions because of the insufficiency of muscles and weights. It provides the strong and quick players with more opportunities while grip and intercept the ball. What we have discussed above has already caused controversy, so in the earlier few decades, rugby and dodge ball, wresting, hockey and boxing has been listed as violence.