Did you know?
- Rugby is the collective name for Rugby League and Rugby Union
- American football was broadly considered a form of rugby
- Rugby football started about 1845 at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England
- Rugby split into two sports in 1895 when twenty-one clubs split from the Rugby Football Union to form the Northern Rugby Football Union (later renamed the Rugby Football League in 1922)
- Rugby League was the first to turn professional and pay players.
- Rugby Union turned professional one hundred years later in 1995
- The respective world governing bodies are World Rugby (rugby union) and the Rugby League International Federation (rugby league).