• William Webb Ellis

    William Webb Ellis

    The Reverend William Webb Ellis (24 November 1806 – 24 January 1872) was an English Anglican clergyman and the alleged inventor of rugby football while a pupil at Rugby School. According to legend, Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it during a school football match in 1823, thus creating the 'rugby' style of play. Although the story has become firmly entrenched in the sport's folklore, it is not supported by substantive evidence, and is discounted by most rugby historians as an origin myth.

  • William Webb

    William or Bill Webb may refer to:

  • Webb, William

  • William Webb (boxer)

    William "Wally" Webb (born 19 November 1882, date of death unknown) was a British bantamweight boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won a bronze medal in boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics losing against John Condon in the semi-finals.

  • William Webb (composer)

    William Webb (c. 1600 – 1657) was an English baroque composer.

  • William Webb (cricketer)

    William Webb (1851 – 29 January 1913) was a New Zealand cricketer. He played seven first-class matches for Otago between 1897 and 1901.

  • William Webb (cricketer, born 1898)

    William Louis Taggart Webb (6 February 1898 – 3 April 1969) was an English first-class cricketer and civil servant.

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