It is believed that rugby came in 1823 when William Webb Ellis someone while playing football at Rugby School, took the ball in his hands and ran with him to the gate. However, the well-established rules for a long time was not (as in the "normal" football) team before the match every time they agreed on. When in 1863, was created by the English Football Association, it is forbidden to take the ball in his hands and try to take away his opponent. So familiar to us football and rugby became separate sports (which is why football is sometimes called association football). In 1871 was created the Union of rugby football (RFU, Rugby Football Union), still administering the rugby in England, and in 1886 - International rugby union.