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29/08/1895 Rugby league is founded


Rugby league History

The history of rugby league as a separate form of rugby football goes back to 1895 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire when the Northern Rugby Football Union broke away from England's established Rugby Football Union to administer its own separate competition. Similar schisms occurred later in Australia and New Zealand in 1907.
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    • Essentials 

    • Before the schisms 

    • The schism in England 

    • Early years 

    • Rugby League in New Zealand 

    • Rugby League in Australia 

    • 1910 to 1995 

    • Super League 

    • New millennium 

    • 2010s