The question as to why the game of Rugby school became so popular in preference to the games of other schools, such as Eton, Winchester or Harrow was probably largely due to the reputation and success of Rugby school under Dr.
The means of getting the ball back to the goals were not specified but carrying it, kicking it and hitting it with sticks and clubs were the most popular. The School owns the earliest pen-and-ink drawing, water colour and oil painting of a game of Rugby Football.
Rugby schoolnote the number of players Credit: rugby school Picture taken from similar angle Oct. The result was that "hacking" disappeared from club games even though it remained at Rugby School for a few seasons more.
At two of the well known schools, Winchester and Rugby it was necessary to call in the army to restore peace. This version takes place on Feast Monday, normally February.
The Greeks who were also very keen games players played a similar game.