Rugby had one of the most romantic births of any sport. Not content with starting life as a full blown, planned event it took a young man called William Webb Ellis to decide in 1823 that instead of kicking a ball he would pick it up and run with it. From that day at Rugby School a new sport took its place in our heritage. A sport that would be enjoyed by more than 100 nations across the globe. Through the 20th century rugby union enjoyed revolution after revolution, starting with the break from rugby league to its recent move from being an amateur to professional sport and the beginning of the World Cup. The game produced some of sport's most famous players from Gareth Edwards and Barry John to Bill Beaumont, Will Carling and Jeremy Guscott. And some of the sport's most famous teams. The international sides, the Lions and those world famous Barbarians who ran from their own line in 1973 to score the most famous try the game has ever seen.