THE ORIGINAL RULES OF RUGBY

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The Original Rules Of Rugby

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ISBN : 9780670075508
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When they first picked up the ball and ran with it, this was the game they invented. This book 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, showing how the sport started and how it was first properly codified. It describes a sport almost unrecognisable as modern rugby, yet utterly familiar as the great game in it infancy. A book for both passionate fans and those with a passing curiosity about how a game with a ball could possibly be so complicated and so beloved.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Original Laws Of Cricket

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ISBN : 1851243127
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Of all the rules governing sport, the laws of cricket are among the oldest. The first written rules of 1744 survive uniquely on the border of a piece of linen at the MCC Museum of Cricket. They were drawn up by certain ‘Noblemen and Gentlemen’ at a time when gambling on cricket matches was rife. The ‘laws’ were codified to ensure a fair outcome when so much was riding on the game. The story of the evolution of these laws and how they affected the game is a fascinating and seldom told chapter in the history of cricket.Following on from the success of The Rules of Association Football 1863 and The Original Rules of Rugby, this book reproduces the complete text of the original laws and is illustrated with images from the unique manuscript held at the MCC as well as images of the game from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also includes what is thought to be the first known image of cricket dating from a fourteenth-century manuscript now in the Bodleian Library.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Original Rules Of Rugby

Author : Jed Smith
ISBN : 9780857962980
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When they first picked up the ball and ran with it, this was the game they invented. This book 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, showing how the sport started and how it was first properly codified. It describes a sport almost unrecognisable as modern rugby, yet utterly familiar as the great game in it infancy. A book for both passionate fans and those with a passing curiosity about how a game with a ball could possibly be so complicated and so beloved.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The First Of Everything

Author : Stewart Ross
ISBN : 9781789290639
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A lively and highly readable account of the origins, invention and discovery of just about everything on the planet, the truly global coverage of The First of Everything ranges from the Big Bang to driverless cars. The First of Everything follows a context-setting introduction with seven stimulating sections: In the Beginning (The Big Bang to Homo Sapiens), At Home (the first glass windows to dentures and bikinis); Health and Medicine (herbs to heart transplants); Getting About (donkeys to double deckers); Science and Engineering (potter's wheel to webcam); Peace and War (the first king to fighter-bombers); and Culture (cave painting to rap). This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millennia; Africa, for example, gave us the first monarch, algebra and great religions emerged from the Middle East, democracy was born in Europe, and America made the first flying machines. More than just a string of dry lists, the colourful text's intriguing insights and asides make it as enjoyable for the casual browser as the more serious researcher.
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Rugby S Great Split

Author : Tony Collins
ISBN : 9781134221370
Genre : History
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Since it’s first publication, Rugby’s Great Split has established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the game of rugby and the creation of rugby league, the sport of England’s northern working class. Tony Collins’ analysis challenges many of the conventional assumptions about this key event in rugby history – about class conflict, amateurism in sport, the North-South divide, violence on the pitch, the development of mass spectator sport and the rise of football. This new edition is expanded to cover parallel events in Australia and New Zealand, and to address the key question of rugby league’s failure to establish itself in Wales. Rugby’s Great Split is a benchmark text in the history of rugby, and an absorbing case study of wider issues – issues of class, gender, regional and national identity, and the impact of the commercialization and recent professionalization of rugby league. This insightful text is for anyone interested in Britain’s social history or in the emergence of modern sport, it is vital reading.
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Evolvements Of Early American Foot Ball

Author : Melvin I. Smith
ISBN : 9781434362469
Genre : History
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This book is a revision/extension to the author's first book. With the recent availability of digitized old newspapers and magazines, much more foot ball data have been found for the 1800s. The games are again divided into three basic forms of foot ball; but now are listed under the actual style names used at the times played. They are the Kicking Game/Association Football (now soccer), Carrying Game/Boston Rules Game/American Rugby Game/ English Rugby Union (now rugby) and the Ball-Control Game/American Collegiate Game/American Rugby Football (now football).Within these basic forms, the games are listed under colleges, independent clubs and high schools. There is a chapter on leagues/conferences and the appendices contain team histories with the types of foot ball played.
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Myths And Milestones In The History Of Sport

Author : S. Wagg
ISBN : 9780230320819
Genre : History
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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.
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Rugby League In Twentieth Century Britain

Author : Tony Collins
ISBN : 9781134221455
Genre : History
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Called ‘the greatest game of all’ by its supporters but often overlooked by the cultural mainstream, no sport is more identified with England’s northern working class than rugby league. This book traces the story of the sport from the Northern Union of the 1900s to the formation of the Super League in the 1990s, through war, depression, boom and deindustrialisation, into a new economic and social age. Using a range of previously unexplored archival sources, this extremely readable and deeply researched book considers the impact of two world wars, the significance of the game’s expansion to Australasia and the momentous decision to take rugby league to Wembley. It investigates the history of rugby union’s long-running war against league, and the sport’s troubled relationship with the national media. Most importantly, this book sheds new light on issues of social class and working-class masculinity, regional identity and the profound impact of the decline of Britain’s traditional industries. For all those interested in the history of sport and working-class culture, this is essential reading.
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Football The Rugby Union Game

Author : Francis Marshall
ISBN : 9781108083942
Genre : History
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Referee Frank Marshall (1845-1906) became president of the Yorkshire Rugby Union in 1890, and quickly made himself unpopular by enforcing the 'amateur' status of players. Featuring team lists and match results, this classic 1892 illustrated history covers rugby at all levels, including early international encounters.
Category: History

Something To Shout About

Author : Tim Barnard
ISBN : 9780750962742
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Forest Green Rovers have risen through the ranks to reach the pinnacle of non-League football. As founder members of the Mid-Gloucestershire League, they have always been forward looking. This work is a history that demonstrates just why the Rovers have something to shout about.
Category: Sports & Recreation