By Stephen Cooper
As Britain's Empire went to battle in August 1914, rugby avid gamers have been the 1st to volunteer. They led from front and paid a disproportionate expense. In 1919, a thankful mom kingdom hosted a rugby event: sevens groups at 8 venues, taking part in 17 suits to claim a primary 'world champion'. There had by no means been a world staff match love it. For the 1st time groups from Australian, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain and France have been assembled in a single position. Rugby held the 1st ever 'World Cup'. It used to be a second of triumph, a party of army victory, of Commonwealth and Allied harmony, and of rugby values, ethical and actual. In 2015 the match returns to England because the international recollects the Centenary of the nice battle. Values of teamwork, recognize, self-discipline have been solid and confirmed in battle - and delight of rugby helped males via it. this can be the tale of rugby's trip in the course of the First global battle to its first international Cup, and the way these price suffer at the present time.
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