Posts by tag: rugby

Did football come from rugby?

As a sports enthusiast, I've always been curious about the origins of football and whether it came from rugby. After diving into some research, I discovered that indeed, football and rugby share a common origin dating back to medieval times in England. However, it was in the 19th century that the two sports separated, with football developing standardized rules and rugby retaining a more physical and free-flowing nature. In essence, while they may have originated from the same root, they have evolved into two distinct sports over time. So, while football did not come directly from rugby, the two are undeniably intertwined in their historical development.

  • May, 12 2023


What are the differences between rugby and AFL?

Rugby and AFL are two sports which look and feel quite similar, but there are major differences between them. The main difference is that in rugby the ball can be passed backwards, whereas in AFL it must be passed forwards. Rugby is a full-contact sport, whereas AFL is a non-contact sport with some tackling allowed. Rugby has 15 players in each team, while AFL has 18 players. Rugby also has two 40-minute halves, while AFL has four 20-minute quarters. Finally, rugby is an international sport, while AFL is mainly played in Australia.

  • Feb, 16 2023