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Rugby union, known simply rugby, is a full contact team sport - one of the many forms of football. See also the similar sport of Rugby League. Rugby originated in England in the early 19th century. They say that Rugby is the game they play in heaven.


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Did you know? Early rugby balls were made out of the bladders of pigs.

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