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Rugby is an English sport that originated in 1800's. The game game originated at Rugby School in England.
Traditional soccer rules state that a player can only use his feet or head to move the ball. Rumor has it that a Rugby School player used his hands to carry the ball and the game of rugby was invented. While entertaining, this story is not true. Before the 1860's, soccer rules allowed for the use of hands to move the ball.
Football at Rugby School was different than at other schools. In addition to usage of the hands, the goal was different. It was higher and included a cross-bar (similar to American football's goal post). Players scores by kicking the ball over the cross-bar.
This rule eliminated crowding of the goal, allowed scoring to be attempted from different parts of the field, and made the game more exciting.
Yes, the Americans won the gold in 1920 and in 1924.
What are some similarities between rugby and American football?
Both sports have a “touchdown” and score points by kicking the ball through a goal post.
The term touchdown is a rugby term. The player scores by “touching the ball down” in the other teams goal (American football's end zone). This is called a try and they get 5 points and a chance for a 2-point conversion (kicking the ball through the goal post.
American football players score by running into end zone or passing the ball to a player who is in the end zone. This touchdown is worth 6 points and the team has a chance to either score 1 point by kicking the ball over the goal post or score a 2-point conversion by passing the ball to a player in the end zone.
The American National Rugby League (www.amnrl.com) is a professional league. This league consists of 2 conferences, the Lincoln Conference, and the Franklin Conference. Each conference has 4 teams.
The Connecticut Wildcats, New York Knights, Northern Raiders, and the Glen Mills Bulls (Concordville, PA) form the Lincoln Conference. The New jersey Sharks, Philadelphia Fight, Media Mantarays (Delaware), and the Washington DC Slayers form the Franklin Conference.