The official parting of the ways between Rugby
and Association football can be traced to the
codification of the various forms of football and
the formation of governing bodies such as the FA and
Richmond plays Blackheath under Blackheath's rules
(it ended in a draw). The was the first recorded
club game and was played under the "Harrow rules"
but changed the next year to "Rugby rules" after an
influx of ex-Rugby pupils. This is the oldest
regular fixture in Rugby Union Football.
The first Australian Rugby club is formed at