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Understanding the ORIGIN & EVOLUTION of Sport

Volume 1

RUGBY UNION

Dai Richards

 

Sources of reference for the book "Understanding the ORIGIN & EVOLUTION of Sport, Volume 1, Rugby Union" by Dai Richards. The sources for the references on this page are sub-divided by subject so will not appear in the same order as they do in the book. To view references by their code please click on the links below. To view the references in the order in which they appear in the book please CLICK HERE .

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ETON FOOTBALL  -  RUGBY SCHOOL  -  RUGBY UNION  -  OTHERS   -  NEWSPAPERS

 

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RUGBY UNION

1845 - FOOTBALL RULES 1845 - Facsimile edition of the 1845 Football at Rugby School rules. published by Rugby School in 2015 - FORU

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1867 - ROUTLEDGE'S HANDBOOK OF FOOTBALL - published in 1867 by George Routledge and Sons. - RHBF

This 60 page book is widely regarded as the oldest on rugby football. It's focus is on football as played at the public schools with a short chapter on 'association' rules. The source code RHBF??? follows any quotes taken from this book (??? = page numbers).

  

 

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1883  – FOOTBALL ANNUAL edited by Charles Alcock, published by The Cricket Press

 

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1885 - FOOTBALL – IT’S HISTORY FOR FIVE CENTURIES by Montague Shearman & James E Vincent, published by Field & Tuer in 1885 - MSFC

An important publication in the history of rugby football. This book is quoted in the 1897 Old Rugbeian Society Report on the 'Origin of Rugby Football' and in the opening chapter of Rev Frank Marshall's 'Football - The Rugby Union Game' although the title is misquoted by Marshall, swapping the five for a two.

  

 

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1887 - ATHLETICS & FOOTBALL by Montague Shearman, published by Longmans Green & Co, London, part of the Badminton Library Series in 1887 - MSAF

 

Following on from the above publication Shearman covers folk football in greater depth.  

  

 

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1894 - FOOTBALL - THE RUGBY UNION GAME by Reverend Frank Marshall (2nd edition), published in 1892, 1894 & 1925 (with Tosswill) - FMRU

The first rugby only history and the major reference work for most historians on early rugby football.

   

 

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1897 - THE ORIGIN OF RUGBY FOOTBALL, report (with appendices) of the sub-committee of the, Old Rugbeian Society appointed in July 1895 - ORSR

This publication was responsible for naming William Webb Ellis as the founder of Rugby Football. 

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1899 - FOOTBALL by Montague Shearman, published by Longmans Green & Co, London, part of the Badminton Library Series in 1899 - MSFT

Shearman's Athletics and Football is split into two volumes. This book sees Shearman admit that he made an error with his 'original' game surviving only at Rugby School because of the 'open spaces. He also quotes the paragraph from the Old Rugbeian Society Report that includes the Webb Ellis event.

 

 

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1903 - RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL by Captain Philip Trevor "Dux", published in 1903 - PTRF

One of the first rugby histories published after the plaque was laid.

 

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1949 – “THE HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF RUGBY FOOTBALL” – prepared by Admiral Sir Percy – printed by Walker & Co, Twickenham - APRL

 

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1969 - CENTENARY HISTORY - OXFORD UNIVERSITY RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB 1869 - 1969 by Ross McWhirter & Sir Andrew Noble published in 1969 - RMOU

 William Webb Ellis entered Oxford University in 1825 just two years after the 'event' on Rugby School Close. Ross McWhirter, co-author of this history of the University was probably the best authority on William Webb Ellis of the period and it was he who discovered Ellis' final resting place in Menton, France.  

 

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1971 - A HISTORY OF RUGBY - by Wallace Reyburn - published by Arthur Baker Ltd, London in 1971 - WRHR

A general history on the sport of Rugby Union.

 

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1978-79 - WELSH RUGBY UNION HANDBOOK - WRUH

This handbook includes the laws as set by the International Rugby Football Board
 

  

 

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page 2 of the laws section from the 1979/80 handbook this is the same as the  1978/9 version - to be replaced

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page 14 of the laws section

 

1979 THE WORLD OF RUGBY by John Reason & Carwyn James, published in 1979 by the BBC - JRWR

A book published to accompany a BBC television seris on the history of Rugby Football of the same name.

 

 

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1987 - THE PHOENIX BOOK OF INTERNATIONAL RUGBY RECORDS by John Griffiths published by JM Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1987 - JGPR

 

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1991 – “RUNNING WITH THE BALL – THE BIRTH OF RUGBY FOOTBALL” by Jenny Macrory, published by Collins Willow in 1991 - JMRB

 

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1999 THE UNION GAME - A RUGBY HISTORY by Sean Smith, published by BBC Worldwide in 1999 - SSUG

A book published to accompany a BBC television series "The Union Game" which was first broadcast in 1999.

  

 

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1999 - WEBB ELLIS - FICTION or FACTS by Floris van der Merwe, published in 1999 - FMWW

Deals only with the origin of the sport.   

   

 

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2006 - A GAME FOR HOOLIGANS - THE HISTORY OF RUGBY UNION by Huw Richards published by Mainstream in 2006  HRGH

An interesting look at the history of Rugby Union. 
    

 

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2015 - THE OVAL WORLD - A GLOBAL HISTORY OF RUGBY by Tony Collins published in 2015 - TCOW

A look at how the game of rugby spread around the world

 

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2015 - THE SHARED ORIGINS OF FOOTBALL, RUGBY AND SOCCER by Christopher Rowley published in 2015 by Rowman & Littlefied - CRSO

A look at folk football and how it is supposedly the origins of seven different types of football

 

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2016 - WRSS & RFUS - Screenshots

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RUGBY SCHOOL

1849 -RUGBY-SCHOOL-REGISTER-1675-1849 - RSRE

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1875 - "MACREADY'S REMINISCENCES AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS DIARIES AND LETTERS" by Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart (one of his executors), published by MacMillan and Co 1875 - MRFP

The recollections of a former Rugby School pupil, he mentions foot-ball on page 11, this mention must date between 1803 and 1806

 

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1876-1880 - THE METEOR - ORIGINAL ARTICLES OF MATTHEW BLOXAM

 

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1883 - THE RUGBY SCHOOL NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY REPORT - ORIGINAL ARTICLE OF MATTHEW BLOXAM

 

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1889 - RUGBY THE SCHOOL AND NEIGHBOURHOOD collected and arranged from the writings of the late Matthew Holbeche Bloxam, O.R., F.S.A., by the Rev. W.H. Payne Smith, M.A. published by Whittaker & Co, London 1889 - MBRN

The writings of the eminent Rugby School historian who first mentioned William Webb Ellis. Includes the full (edited) versions of his letters to the Meteor

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1898 - "History of Rugby School" by WHD Rouse, M.A. published by Duckworth & Co, London - WRRS

 

a detailed history of Rugby School

 

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1900 - William Webb Ellis plaque at Rugby School  -  RSPQ

 

 

1900 – “RUGBY” – by H C Brady B.A. published by George Bell and Sons, London, 1900 part of the Handbooks to the Great Public Schools Series - HCBR

 

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1927 – MY LIFE AND TIMES BY NIMROD (Charles Apperley), edited with additions by E D Cuming, published by William Blackwood and Sons Limited, London & Edinburgh. - CALT

Autobiographical notes from Nimrod, born near Wrexham in North Wales, a boarder at Rugby School (1790+ ). He wrote extensively on horse related sports for ‘The Sporting Magazine’. The notes on his early life appeared initially in 10 installments in Fraser’s Magazine, the first in January 1842.

Earliest mention of Football at Rugby School circa 1783-1790

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ETON COLLEGE

1581 - ‘Positions Wherein Those Primitive Circumstances Be Examined, Which Are Necessarie for the Training up of Children by Richard Mulcaster 1581 - RMPW

Pages from Chapter 27 ‘Of the Ball’

 

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1766 - NUGAE ETONENSES

 

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1766 - AN ACCOUNT OF THE ETON DISCIPLINE & EDUCATION by THOMAS JAMES

 

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1911 - “A History of Eton College” 1911 (4th edition) by Sir H.C. Maxwell-Lyte, K.C.B - MLHE

An in depth history of Eton College – revised and updated from previous editions 

 

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1917 – “MEMORIES OF ETON” by Arthur Campbell Ainger, published by John Murray, London in 1917 - AAME

includes reference to the nature of all three Eton Football games.

 

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2013 – “THE FIELD GAME” by Lachlan Campbell published by Essential Works Limited in 2013 - LCFG

A detailed history of the Eton Field Game 

 

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1847 Eton Field Game Rules

     

 

 

 

OTHERS

2000 - OXFORD POPULAR ENGLISH DICTIONARY - OPED

Used for the definition of terms in the book.

 

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NEWSPAPERS

LEVS = LONDON EVENING STANDARD

TIME = TIMES

 

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"UNDERSTANDING THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF SPORT"

Volume 1 – RUGBY UNION - by Dai Richards

“The origin of Rugby Union explained”

When Richie McCaw raised aloft the William Webb Ellis trophy after the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, few people would have thought about the schoolboy after whom the trophy was named. In his recent publication, sport historian Dai Richards explores the origin of Rugby Union and closely examines how sports evolve. He contends that the 1897 report by the Old Rugbeian Society that named Webb Ellis as the founder of rugby football was incorrect in its conclusion and that the origin of the sport has been misrepresented throughout written history. Through thorough research and analysis, the origin of Rugby Union is instead placed with the boys of Rugby School in the late 18th century. Published in a limited signed edition, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of Rugby Union or the development of sport in general. 

ISBN: 978-0-9531714-1-5

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and just for fun......................

THE ORIGIN of RUGBY MYTH No 1 - BIBLE - And on the eighth day God created football and thanks to Noah storing a set of posts on the ark it survived to the current day. Unfortunately Noah forgot to pack the ball and for the animal called Rugby, God took it's bladder and made a ball, whereupon it's mate was left to die alone and the species was doomed to extinction

THE ORIGIN of RUGBY MYTH No 2 - ALIENS - It is impossible for children to have invented a game as complex as Football at Rugby School. It is thought that alien invaders from the planet Romanus Romanii from the galaxy Centurionus left a 'sleeper' behind when they were repelled by earth dwelling natives in the year 406AD. This 'sleeper' awoke from inside a tree at Rugby School and retaught the native children this game.     

 

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