Film: 11008

Sport | 1890 | Silent | B/W


Rugby football match in around 1899

Well dressed men and a young boy are stood at a rail. The first team enter the field, ducking under metal bar, followed by the second team, both teams in horizontally striped jerseys.
Scrum. The referee wears long trousers and jacket and even a pocket watch chain is evident. One of the players wears protective head gear. A man in a top hat comes onto the field. Injured player carried off. Views of crowd watching, rather formally dressed in comparison with today.

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