Rugby School

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David Campese of the Wallabies makes a break during the Australia vs New Zealand semi-final during the 1991 Rugby World Cup, at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

In the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and the Wallabies, David Campese delivered the greatest pass I have ever witnessed. Campes(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Scrums are again  a blight on the game. We need to see a return to the excellent laws from the 1980s, when penalty kicks at goal were not allowed from scrum infringements. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The mythology surrounding rugby’s conception states that in 1823 at Rugby School, during a game of soccer, a student named William Webb Ellis, picked (...)

Everybody thinks they know how rugby began. But do they?

Everybody knows how rugby began. In 1823, during a boring old game of football, a young student at England’s posh Rugby School named William Webb Ell(...)

With the Heineken Cup final on next Saturday it seems appropriate we should consider the word “rugby” this week. The game is named after a public scho(...)