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The Original Rules of Rugby

With a Foreword by Martin Johnson
With an Introduction by Jed Smith

Rugby has rules, seriously? Believe it or not, it does. The Original Rules of Rugby brings together the original rules of the game drawn up at Rugby School in 1845 and the first rules of the Rugby Football Union in 1871. The book shows the complex evolution of rugby football and the intriguing history behind its shifting rules.

96 pages | 29 halftones | 4 x 6 1/8 | © 2007

Sport and Recreation

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Table of Contents

Martin Johnson
Jed Smith
The Laws of Football as Played at Rugby School 28th August 1845
The Laws of the Game of Football as Played by the Rugby Football Union June 1871

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