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Post Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:42 pm
Posted by Hopie on Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:42 pm
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While something resembling rugby can be traced back to Ancient Greek and Roman times, the game which developed into what we now recognise as rugby union first became popular at England's Rugby School. The story (possibly untrue, but widely accepted) goes that in 1823 a student called William Webb Ellis picked the ball up during a football match and ran with it, thus inventing the basic premise of the sport.

The first official international rugby match took place in 1871, played between England and Scotland. Rugby league, a variation on the sport, was created in France in 1934.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... -in-the-uk
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Post Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:32 pm
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well, they got the word Rugby right.
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YOUR COMPLAINT:

Complaint Summary: Factual inaccuracy and lazy/shoddy journalism

Full Complaint: In the article "7 Amazing Sports Invented in the UK" you incorrectly claim that " Rugby league, a variation on the sport, was created in France in 1934". This is either deliberately claimed so as to act as click bait, or was written by a 3 year old with no hint of post production editing or checking! A simple search of google would have yielded the fact that Rugby league originated in Northern England in 1895. The French Rugby League was formed on 6 April 1934, so maybe your article was written by a 3 year old French child?

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Dear Mr XXXXX-XXXXXX

Thanks for contacting us about this Radio 2 article, “7 amazing sports invented in the UK”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... -in-the-uk

We recognise that the article concerning reference to the Rugby League was incorrect and so the web team responsible for managing this content have amended it accordingly.

The BBC Radio 2 Interactive team have amended it to the following:

“While something resembling rugby can be traced back to Ancient Greek and Roman times, the game which developed into what we now recognise as rugby union first became popular at England's Rugby School. The story (possibly untrue, but widely accepted) goes that in 1823 a student called William Webb Ellis picked the ball up during a football match and ran with it, thus inventing the basic premise of the sport.
The first official international rugby match took place in 1871, played between England and Scotland. Rugby league, a variation on the sport, dates back to an 1895 split from the established Rugby Union”

Thanks for taking time to contact us.

Kind Regards

BBC Complaints Team
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£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Wakefield is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

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