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Creighton, the guy who first put those rules to paper grew up playing shinny in Halifax.
Is that an established fact?

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What if Creighton simply borrowed fairly commonly known rules
Even if we assume those rules were "fairly commonly known", they were still not Rugby rules, but specifically Field Hockey rules.

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If someone was wondering if soccer and football (American) had a common ancestry, I wouldn't suggest anyone make a big deal of the fact that they both start with kick-offs from centre.
If the earliest football rules contained a kick-off rule that was almost a 1:1 copy of a soccer kick-off rule in the way the Montreal offside rule is almost a 1:1 copy of the Field Hockey offside rule then I'd say it's a big deal indeed.

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the rules borrowed were so generic that any game involving a boundary could use them as a basis for starting/stopping play
Could, but not any game actually did. Ice hockey did, that's a direct influence of field hockey right there.

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