from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A municipal borough of central England east-southeast of Birmingham. It is noted primarily as the site of Rugby School, opened in 1574, where the game of Rugby was developed in the 19th century. Population: 61,900.
- n. A game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 110 yards long with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the object being to run with an oval ball across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the upper portion of the goal posts, with forward passing and time-outs not permitted.
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- proper n. A town in Warwickshire, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated
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- n. a form of football played with an oval ball
_Being the impressions of foreign travel, communicated chiefly to a particular friend by Thomas Hooker, minor, of Rugby, during the course of a Continental tour in France and Switzerland in the company of his brother, James Hooker, major, also of Rugby_.
I agree with Jean-Marc, the video judge has been a great success in Rugby and it would put an end to all the dives and rolling around in mock pain that players have taken to.
Rugby is the superior sport; my condolences for your poor choice of sportwhiskey (Quote)
This has happened late in Rugby games, after 70 minutes of pounding and you focus on pushing for that one last try.
"Rugby is a game of passion and emotion and all participants are entitled to express those emotions provided they are not abusive to others or bring the game into disrepute," said Blackett at the time.
I can see the value of video-refereeing in Rugby, where you often have the problem of whether the ball touched the ground or not during an alleged try, but in football it would be very difficult to decide when the video ref should be brought in.
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Rugby is constant, and always moving, whereas football they go by one play at a time.
The railway arrived in Rugby in 1839, but the hall would have been very well served by the Yelvertoft & Stanford Park station that appeared in the village in 1850.
Even Richards had a fleeting impression that it was a little odd that a fellow should forget what school he was at, and mistake the name Rugby for that of