Japan's wing Kenki Fukuoka (left) carries the ball past South Africa's centre Damian De Allende during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa, in Tokyo on October 20. Photo: AFP
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

The origin of rugby, the word and the game, and how it took over the world

It all started in an English town, when, during a school football match, a pupil broke the rules and decided to run with the ball

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Japan's wing Kenki Fukuoka (left) carries the ball past South Africa's centre Damian De Allende during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa, in Tokyo on October 20. Photo: AFP
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