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Daemon
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Eton Wall Game

Every year on St. Andrew's Day, England's prestigious Eton College holds the famous Eton Wall Game, a variety of rugby that has its own highly technical rules and is different from all other forms of the game. The object of the game is to win goals by maneuvering the ball into the opposing team's "calx," designated by a chalk line on a garden wall at one end of the field and by a mark on a tree at the other. The game is made up of many scrimmages along the brick wall that marks off the college athletic field for which the game is named, and goals are almost never scored. More...
striker
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what a funny game
TB Turtle
Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:05:44 PM

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Sounds like a 'drinking game'.
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The Wall Game

It is not known exactly when the Eton Wall Game was first played, but the first recorded game was in 1766. The first of the big St Andrew’s Day matches — between the Collegers and the Oppidans — was probably in 1844. The rules must obviously have been more or less agreed by then, but they were not actually printed and published until five years later.

The rules have been revised from time to time since 1849, but the game has remained essentially the same. The field of play is a fairly narrow strip, about five metres wide, running alongside a not quite straight brick wall, built in 1717 and about 110 metres from end to end. As in all forms of football, each side tries to get the ball down to the far end and then score. Players are not allowed to handle the ball, not allowed to let any part of their bodies except feet and hands touch the ground, not allowed to strike or hold their opponents, and there are also exceedingly strict ‘offside’ rules (no passing back and no playing in front); apart from that, almost anything goes.


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Pieter_Hove
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Goals are almost never scored?! Interesting. Some beautiful games must be played there.
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:36:37 PM

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It reminds me of a game we city kids played. It also involved a wall. It was called Buck, buck. The game ended with the question, Buck, buck. How many fingers have I got up. The choice was either one or two. It was a very physical game that required a strong back and strong legs.
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