The story goes that rugby was born in 1823 at Rugby School when William Webb Ellis disregarded the rules of football, took the ball in his arms and ran with it. It has evolved a long way since, into a very technical sport, but you only need to know the basics to enjoy a match.As rugby fever sweeps Europe, the BBC sends diminutive reporter Sarah Campbell (no relation) to interview New Zealand All Blacks star Craig Dowd and get the lowdown on the game.
All you need to know about rugby (BBC News)
Related (all BBC links):
- Rugby World Cup
- Rules of the game in full
- Jonny Wilkinson's kicking masterclass
- Rugby Union - Get involved