From the round to the oval ball

Rugby is a type of football “invented” by William Webb Ellis in 1823 in the English college town of Rugby. During the match, Ellis suddenly broke the rules when he took the ball in his hands and started running away from the other players, who were baffled by this. Thus, a tactical game for two teams was born whose objective was to lay down the ball on the field of the opponent. However, since it is against the rules to throw the ball forwards, the 15-player team had to find an easier way to carry the round ball while running with it. The oval ball was the ideal solution. A rugby match consists of two 40-minute halves.