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>>There are well accepted sociological explanations for these phenomena that
>>I won't bore you with.
>There are? Besides stubborness?
Okay, I'll bore you.
Rugby Union spread through Wales because the principal college for Methodist missionaries happened to be a rugby-playing college.
Football-soccer spread through South America because the railways were mainly built by English engineers.
Southern Australia is the cradle of Aussie Rules because it has a higher population of Irish descent, and Aussie Rules football is a direct descendent of Irish (Gaelic) football. Queensland plays Rugby League because of a higher proportion of northern English ethnic origin.
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