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Friday 31st October 2014
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Why is a Try Called a Try?

Question

Why, in rugby, is a try called a try?
Jonathan, Stoke Newington

 

Answer

Name: Simon, Orpington
Qualification: not given
Answer: Originally when William Webb Ellis (credited with starting rugby when he was supposed to be playing football) ran over the line - he was allowed a 'try' at scoring a goal. In the early incarnations of the sport a try was originally not worth anything.

 

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