General Rugby Trivia
Rugby has long been played in the shadow of other international sports, although not in the eyes of its millions of global fans. Like any other sport, Rugby has accumulated a rich lore of its own over the years, ranging from the mildly interesting, to the downright odd.
- A widely believed story is that the game was invented by a student at Rugby School who had a habit of picking up the ball and running it to the goal.
- The highest scoring international rugby union player in history is Johnny Wilkinson from England with 1152 career points.
- The origin of the distinctive shape of the rugby ball is easier to establish. All the original balls were fashioned by a shoemaker named William Gilbert who lived near Rugby School. The first balls were simply inflated pigs bladders, which take on a distinctive oblong oval shape when fully inflated.
- This report of rugby facts trivia would not be complete without the longest game in history.It took place on October 7, 2011 and lasted for 24 hours and 30 minutes and 6 seconds. The contest was between the Mali Lions and Congleton Bears clubs. The Lions won 894-715.