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Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper

£39.95

Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper. Inspired by the great history of Rugby.

Is the Story of William Webb Ellis true?

The claim that Webb Ellis invented the game did not surface until four years after his death. And doubts have been raised about the story since 1895. It was when the Old Rugbeian Society first investigated it. Also, the sub-committee conducting the investigation was “unable to procure any first-hand evidence of the occurrence”.

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Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper. Inspired by the great history of Rugby.

Is the Story of William Webb Ellis true?

The claim that Webb Ellis invented the game did not surface until four years after his death. And doubts have been raised about the story since 1895. It was when the Old Rugbeian Society first investigated it. Also, the sub-committee conducting the investigation was “unable to procure any first-hand evidence of the occurrence”.

Webb Ellis had been known as someone to take an “unfair advantage at football”

In addition, among those giving evidence. Thomas Harris and his brother John. Who had left Rugby in 1828 and 1832 respectively (i.e. after the alleged Webb Ellis incident). They recalled that handling of the ball was strictly forbidden. Thomas Harris testified that Webb Ellis had been known as someone to take an “unfair advantage at football”. John Harris, who would have been aged 10 years at the time of the alleged incident. He did not claim to have been a witness to it. Additionally, he stated that he had not heard the story of Webb Ellis’s creation of the game.

Author of Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Thomas Hughes (author of Tom Brown’s Schooldays) was asked to comment on the game. As played when he attended the school (1834–1842). He is quoted as saying. “In my first year, 1834. Running with the ball to get a try by touching down within goal. This was not absolutely forbidden.

Rugby League and Rugby Union split

Also, it has been suggested by Dunning and Sheard (2005). That it was no coincidence that this investigation was conducted in 1895. At this time when divisions within the sport led to the schism. The split into the sports of rugby league and rugby union. Dunning and Sheard suggest. That the endorsement of a “reductionist” origin myth by the Rugbeians was an attempt to assert their school’s position. And authority over a sport that they were losing control of.

Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper – Manufacturing

The Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper is a full zip sweatshirt and features a stylish embroider on the front.  Also, includes matching heavy-duty rib cuffs. The zipper itself features a full YKK zip is also Bronze Antique. In addition, we’ve included velvet strip-lined and cut-in jetted pockets.

Available in sizes M – XXL Red

Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper complimentary styles

In addition to the Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper, we also offer a Crest Hoodie Red Retro Style or an Ellis Rugby Red Sweatshirt Zipper Heritage Style.

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Size

Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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