As one of the world’s most popular sports, rugby has millions of followers around the world, and it’s difficult to find someone that doesn't like to sit back after a long day and watch their favourite teams fighting it out. But the popularity of the sport isn’t equal everywhere, and some regions love the sport so much that it’s become something of a religion to them. These are some of the places where rugby is just as much a part of the community as the local government.
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Man loves sports and to play sports for a variety of reasons. And needless to say, so huge is the influence actioned by sports, that it exercises a great deal of power over many people. So passionate are some about the team they support, their favourite player; their favourite venue even; that their identities and even their sense of self-esteem become completely intertwined with the performance of that team or that player at any given time.
The myth that William Webb Ellis, picked up a football and ran with it during a soccer match in 1823 has been spread so far and wide that it is considered as fact by most. But the real fact is that soccer and its current rules did not exist at that stage either, so the myth is fun but not factual.