“Capital game – smart sport – fine exercise – very.” So said Mr Winkle, commentating on an encounter between a team from All-Muggleton and Dingley Dell Cricket Club in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.
Welcome to the Planet Sport homepage designed for lovers of this “Capital Game and Smart Sport”. You’ll find here interviews, discussions, articles and blogs about the game we love.
The game that we love originated in England almost 200 years ago. William Webb Ellis is often credited as the founder of the game at Rugby School in 1823 when he allegedly caught the ball and ran with it during a game of football. Despite there being little evidence for this he is still remembered in the game with the World Cup Trophy bearing his name.