BBC环球慢速英语 第188期:2007年橄榄球世界杯(2)
日期:2017-08-09 13:40



Voice 2: Well, that is how some people believe the modern game of rugby started! William Webb Ellis was the name of the boy who ran with the ball. And he was a student at Rugby School. But some history experts believe that William was just demonstrating the ancient Irish game of "caid". William's father had been a soldier in Ireland. And he would have seen people playing "caid" there. So, he could have taught the game to his son. No one will ever know if William was responsible for inventing a new game. But true lovers of rugby do not care how it started. They are just pleased that it did!