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Rugby School where Rugby football began

Rugby football is a type of football developed at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, one of many versions of football played at English public schools in the 19th century.<ref>http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/originsofrugby.htm</ref> The two main types of rugby are rugby league and rugby union. Although these two forms share many elements, the two codes have gradually developed with distinct sets of rules.

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Rugby union: A scrum between the Crusaders and Brumbies (May 2006)
Rugby league: Australia's Paul Gallen looks to offload the ball from a tackle. (2008 World Cup)

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