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proper noun 
  1. A town in Warwickshire, where the sport of rugby is thought to have originated

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noun 
  1. Sport from Rugby, England where players in a team of 15 attempt to score points by touching an ovid ball to the ground in the area past their opponent"s territory or kicking the ball between goalposts and over a crossbar
The scrum is a distinctive element of .
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  • Dutch: rugby(nl)n
Etymology: 1823: Named after Rugby School in Warwickshire where William Webb Ellis "with a fine disregard for the rules of football as played in his time, first took the ball in his arms and ran with it, thus originating the distinctive feature of the rugby game". From the plaque at the school.


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