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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 3

The History of Rugby - Part 3

In this next part of the History of Rugby documentary, we once again get taken back and are able to view some fantastic historical footage from classic and significant matches in the history of this wonderful sport.

We learn more about the racial tensions that existed in South Africa, and how their tours, both incoming and outgoing, were affected by the governments policies.

On a more positive note, we learn more about the formation of two great sides that are still in existence today The British Lions (as they were known then), and the Barbarians.

Lions tours back then were a far cry from what we know today, as they lasted up to six months, and could only be attended by those who could afford the trip.

Sadly, war took the lives of many a great player, as was evident when twelve players from the 1914 Test match, between Scotland and England, died in battle.

Later on, we see how the game once again changed with new tweakings of the laws. The scrum formation also changed, as described in great depth by former Lions and Wales player, Vivian Jenkins.

Time: 09:45

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Anonymous July 07, 2010 10:00 pm

I've been waiting for this.. thanks!

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Leeners93 July 07, 2010 11:44 pm

that haka was even funnier than the one in part 2!!the way they waggled their elbows like thet were doing chicken impressions,classic!

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Codral July 08, 2010 12:47 am

I was hoping they would mention rugby deaths. Not because I have some morbid facination but because I think many of the rules today are because of what happened in the past. Something like 70 people died playing rugby between 1890 and 1893!

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hartman July 08, 2010 7:53 am

Loved the haka and the rambling by the old fella at the end..

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xx July 08, 2010 9:09 am

Rarely special

Mr. Rugby, celebrate a gr8t day!

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Phil July 08, 2010 11:29 am

7:33 - "Go greased lightning, go greased lightning go!"

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YankeeRugger76 July 08, 2010 8:54 pm

Rob Andrew, can't put his tie on straight because his eyes are crossed. No wonder you can't question a great player when he sees one. Brilliant.

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larry February 27, 2012 1:56 am

Geez, you think the United States (most players from Stanford, Santa Clara, and University of California) beating France in the Olympics for the gold medal in 1920 and 1924 could have been mentioned.

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larry February 27, 2012 6:11 am

You think they could have mentioned the times rugby was in the Olympics. I know Australia won in 1908, but the USA beat France in 1920 and 1924, with a team made up of college kids or alums from Stanford, Santa Clara, University of California, and a few other schools.

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KingsPark February 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Blimey Larry.... Why on earth would Olympic Rugby be mentioned and given any status in the History of the game? It was a complete joke and not taken at all seriously by the main protagonists and Authorities of the day.
In the 1908 Olympics there were two team; Australia and Cornwall. Cornwall is not even a country but a county in south west England. In 1920 there were again just 2 teams;France and USA. In 1924 i believe there were 3 teams;France,USA and Romania. This would not have even made the radar..... but well done on your success as it obviously means a lot to you. Please know your history before spouting off !!

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