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The Northampton Saints 30m scrum!

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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 government’s 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



  • I've been waiting for this.. thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2010 12:00 am  

  • squinty!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 08, 2010 12:53 am  

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

    By Anonymous Leeners93, at July 08, 2010 1:44 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!

    By Anonymous Codral, at July 08, 2010 2:47 am  

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

    By Anonymous hartman, at July 08, 2010 9:53 am  

  • Rarely special

    Mr. Rugby, celebrate a gr8t day!

    By Anonymous xx, at July 08, 2010 11:09 am  

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

    By Anonymous Phil, at July 08, 2010 1:29 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.

    By Anonymous YankeeRugger76, at July 08, 2010 10:54 pm  

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