Old rugby footage.

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by feicarsinn, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    I found this video linked on another forum I frequent from time to time. It's from a Leeds vs Hunslet match in 1901:
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    It's interesting to see how the game has developed over the last century and a bit. Seems hecktic as anything.

    Here's another one from Salford vs Batley
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    And another from Oldham vs Swinton
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  3. Stanley

    Stanley Guest

  4. Wow. That's really cool. Never seen rugby that old!
     
  5. Fascinating.
    Look how supple and lithe their bodies are, while still covering a wide range of body types. No No-neck wonders then.
    The crowd doesn't look very different from Stradey Park in the 50's.
     
  6. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    I like how every ruck is a scrum :D and basically a guy gets it and just hoofs it or throws it at someone.
     
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