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link to Tony Collin's article in "Journal of Global History" about the origins of football in America : https://static.squarespace.com/static/502784a984ae2d2eef45097c/t/51b300f6e4b0f0ee887a4b86/1370685686684/American%20Football%20in%20Transnational%20Context%20(JGH).pdf
Toggle Commented May 14, 2014 on Once upon a time in America... at Rugby-Pioneers
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Fair ambition !
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Sometimes, collecting rugby memorablia makes you uncover unexpected stories! I've recently found this French Rugby League contract which was surprisingly coming with a whole bunch of uncashed bank cheques... At first, I haven't paid attention to the name of the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
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These nice illustrated postcards are known as "write away" postcards... They all start by a few printed words, like this very rugby "I will try..." above - or "Sorry, I missed...", "Sorry, I couln't get away" below - and let... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
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Good news for American rugby fans, the All Blacks will play vs the Eagles in Chicago next November (read). New Zealand last tour in America was in 1913, when the All Blacks played USA and Californian teams (Olympic Club in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
Good news indeed !
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"a good kick a football-rugby" by Paul Dedeyn, Racing Club de France... Fine cover of French sports weekly magazine La Vie Au Grand Air, December 31st 1903... Two years later, this gentleman earned a cap as prop -yes, it was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
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I love collecting old rugby coaching books and I proud myself to own most of the world oldest ones... In this respect, this "A.B.C. of Rugby" proposed in the 60s by former All Blacks captain, and later manager of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
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This website has been idle for more than six months!! Shame!! even though in the meantime I've been active "online" on Facebook (join the 'rugby-pioneers' page!), Flickr, this French ww1 forum ... and even co-authoring a fine rugby book !... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Rugby-Pioneers
Thank you Sophia!!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2013 on All Blacks are Devils (again...) at Rugby-Pioneers
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All Blacks are Devils!!... I regularly display this great postcard showing "New Costume Suggested for the All Blacks" (1906)... at least everytime NZ plays vs France...:) Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
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Edit April 2014 : the stolen jerseys are safe back home! This is not an usual "rugby-pioneers" post ! I'm helping Dave Dow, archivist at Swansea R.F.C. in Wales, to spread the word in the rugby memorabilia community that they... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
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Let's celebrate the new Champion of England 2013: "Leicester, England's brightest rose"... These kind words aren't mine, but John Baines'... the famous late XIXth/early XXth cards publisher from Bradford... (click to enlarge) Center of the card is Bobby Lewis, wearing... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
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Yesterday was "ANZAC Day", when people in Australia and New Zealand commemorate their soldiers who fought in WW1 and WW2 I've found this interesting illustation in French newspaper "Excelsior" dated November 20th, 1916 in the middle of WW1 turmoil... the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
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100 years ago, Aviron Bayonnais (Bayonne) became French Champion for the first time of its short history. That day, April 20th 1913, the team led by its captain Fernand Forgues and its Welsh playmaker Harry Owen Roe crushed its Parisian... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
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He's a great find submitted to us by fellow rugby historian and collector Stuart Quinn in Hull. It's a lovely and colourful illustrated card (larger pic here) depicting a "North v South" game in the late 1880s or early 1890s...... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
Wonderful! Would you like to share this photograph ? Ill be happy to publish it (fhumbert@gmail.com), or at least if you could try to check if this boy is on your photograph?
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2013 on Father & Son, 1906 at Rugby-Pioneers
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no doubt! This was only the second international game for France, a few months after having hosted an inaugural game vs Gallahers All Blacks on January 1st..
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Parc des Princes, March 22nd 1906 : France and England playing the first match of a long lasting rivalry... This was only the second international game for France, a few months after having hosted an inaugural game vs Gallaher's All... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
Great! Please search for WJA Davies on my other website to find other pictures www.flickr.com/rugby_pioneers Frédéric Humbert www.rugby-pioneers.com www.twitter.com/frederic
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All of a sudden, I came out with a useless "collector" question... what are the oldest rugby stamps? And it's pretty easy to answer because my fellow collector Derry W. has already gathered all possible information available about stamps on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
Great catch! thank you Michel... Ive edited my post!
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Kind of a quiz... I was wondering where and when a scoreboard was used for the very first time? So far, my best proposal is that French board above, first used during Olympic games in Paris in 1900. The board... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Rugby-Pioneers
Indeed !! http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AG19100620.2.19.3&dliv=&e=-------10--1----0-- Ashburton Guardian June 18, 1910 Prior to the commencement of the game, a goal kicking contest was hold between Lomas and Messenger. The Englishman won by one goal.
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Merci Thierry! Les liens au bas du billet renvoient vers des images grand format où les légendes sont lisibles ! Frédéric Humbert www.rugby-pioneers.com www.twitter.com/frederic
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2013 on Blacks vs Whites, Paris, 1905 at Rugby-Pioneers
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