Rugby football players

#Picture Number SP115

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Victorian illustration to download showing a rugby football match. Most of the players have formed a ruck; a few wait on the alert for the ball to emerge. Rugby football originated at Rugby School in the 1830s, and the first formal rules of the game were drawn up in 1845. It became generally popular from the 1850s.