Study Cards on sport, sports, rugby
What are all-seater stadiums? And the terraces?
All-seater stadiums are stadiums that only have seats for the spectators and no places to watch the games while standing.The terraces were the (cheap) standing places behind the goals. Due to several disasters at football matches in the last few years of the twentieth century, in old uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous stadiums, all grounds were obliged to become all-seater stadiums. It was argued that being seated would make fans more well behaved and safer.
Compare rugby union with rugby league.
Rugby union is is older, until recent years remained strictly amateur and was seen as a middle class sport. Rugby league split off from rugby union at the end of the nineteenth century as a sport for the miners and factory workers in northern England to make a little bit of money. It was then known as a working class sport. Nowadays rugby union has become popular to a wider audience and less exclusively middle class. It is also a professional sport now, so the differences between the two rugbies have faded.
What is the true national game of Britain
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3. Garden parties
4. Warm English evenings
2. Community singing
2. motor sports
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