William Webb Ellis is the name of the rugby world cup for this year 2011. The reason why the cup is named after this man is because Mr Ellis actually made up the game of rugby while he was still in school. After sharing rugby with his school he then finally shared it with the world and that’s when the history of rugby started.
William’s father James Ellis passed away at the battle of Albuera in 1812 which left just William and his mother.
William went to school from 1816 to 1825. During his school years he was most known as a good cricketer.
After leaving rugby William went to Oxford University in 1826 at the age of 18. While he was there he played cricket cricket for Brasenose College.
While I was researching about William Webb Ellis I found out lots of new things about him because in our days he is known as a rugby player but back in his school days he was noticed as a cricket player.