Association and Rugby Football: Two Codes, One Historiography
This chapter re-considers the relationship between the early forms of association football and rugby football in the mid-nineteenth century and argues that the traditional dichotomy between the two sports is erroneous. Instead, the chapter posits that both codes shared a common history that only definitely began to bifurcate in the 1870s when cup competitions, in particular the FA Cup, began to be established.
Citation : Collins, T. (2016) Association and Rugby Football: Two Codes, One Historiography. In: Hughson, J., Moore, K., Spaaij, R. & Maguire, J. eds. Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 30-39
ISBN : 9780415815109
Research Group : International Centre for Sports History and Culture
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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