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07-29-2014, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
No, Creighton borrowed the offside rule from a particular brand of field hockey, which had previously borrowed it from association football (soccer). The idea that early hockey offside rules came from rugby is a myth.
Yes, I have read that. But that's not what I said. Point was that the rules borrowed were so generic that any game involving a boundary could use them as a basis for starting/stopping play, and even the rule that DOESN'T pertain to the boundary shares similarities with at least one other sport that also pre-dates hockey itself.

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