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The earliest trace of Rugby Football in India dates back to a scratch match or two played in Calcutta and Madras during the visit of H.M.S. Galatea in 1871. The teak goal posts used on the occasion of the Calcutta Match were afterwards used by the C.F.C. up to at least 1886. Vitae semper Nam ut Mauris risus sed condimentum.

Many believe that rugby was born in 1823 when William Webb Ellis "with fine disregard for the rules of football (soccer) as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the Rugby game". Although it is worth substantiate  So much so in fact that the international committee named the Rugby world cup the "William Webb Ellis Trophy".

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:00 )