Northern Union football

noun

: rugby league football

Word History

Etymology

Northern Union, unofficial name of The Northern Rugby Football Union, football league that was formed in the North of England in 1895 and changed its name to The Rugby Football League in 1922

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“Northern Union football.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Northern%20Union%20football. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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