Eight rugby facts you NEVER knew about Rugby Union

4. A try originally gave a team no points. When it was first introduced the only way to score was by kicking a goal. The try simply gave the team the right to do a place kick for points. Hence, it gave them a “try” for goal.
5. French rugby player Gaston Vareilles missed his international debut against Scotland in 1910 … all because of a sandwich. When the team train stopped at Lyon, Vareilles nipped to the buffet. But the queue was so long that by the time he returned to the platform, the train was disappearing into the distance. He was never picked for his country again.
6. If the population of Rugby went to Twickenham there would be more than 11,000 empty seats.

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