Tier 2 & 3 Rugby Forum

OLD STUFF - rarities

User avatar
Posts: 6629
Joined: Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 11:50
National Flag:
ItalyItaly

Re: OLD STUFF - rarities

Postby Canalina » Sun, 28 Mar 2021, 04:31

Yesterday was the 111th anniversary of the first known rugby match played in Italy: on March 27 1910 a club from Paris (SCUF) and a club from Geneve (Servette) played in Turin, in a game organized by the newspaper "La Stampa" to show this sport still totally unknow to the italians. Paris won both the games; the Servette's captain, engineer Garrone, was born in Genova and so maybe he could be considered the first ever italian rugbyman. In the photo he is the one on the right, with the completely dark shirt.
At the eve of the two matches (played in the same afternoon) the newspaper tried to present rugby to the readers, with some curios lines:
- the field is 140x70 meters
- the fifteen players are divided in eight forwards, two halves, four so-called three-quarters and one goalkeeper ("portiere")
- both hands and feet may be used to carry the ball and basically everything is permitted to stop the ball carrier
- points are made by "Essai" ("try" in french, 3 points), "Bout" (placed kick or dropgoal, 4 points), "Goal" (Essai+Bout, 5 points)

A line about Servette's captain Garrone says that four years earlier (so 1906) he captained the Swiss national team against the French one, but according to the sources the first ever Switzerland test match was just in 1973

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... &ref=notif

User avatar
Posts: 6629
Joined: Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 11:50
National Flag:
ItalyItaly

Re: OLD STUFF - rarities

Postby Canalina » Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 11:22

On April 1911, one year after the first rugby match played in Italy, the first rugby match involving an italian team was played: U.S.Milan v Voiron (Fra). The french team won 20-0.
So the newspaper La Stampa presented the game in the previous days: "if rugby as played in America is brutal and dangerous, rugby as played in England, in France and in Switzerland is instead handsome, elegant and without any brutality; and it's the game that more than every other is adapt to our character and to our type. It's a game of agility and strength, resistance and ardor, reflexivity and smartness, it suits more to the latin spirit than to the anglo-saxon one. It trains not just all the muscles of the body but also the eye and the mind, making us used to decide with the speed of the thunder the move most wise to save us from a critical situation"...

User avatar
Posts: 2288
Joined: Thu, 26 Jun 2014, 05:56
Location: Zemo Vera, Tbilissi, GEORGIA

Re: OLD STUFF - rarities

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Tue, 30 Mar 2021, 19:23

Canalina, THANK YOU for latest twin posts -- GREAT :!:

User avatar
Posts: 2288
Joined: Thu, 26 Jun 2014, 05:56
Location: Zemo Vera, Tbilissi, GEORGIA

Re: OLD STUFF - rarities

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Fri, 09 Apr 2021, 12:57

Image

SORRY for whining once again but this outstanding asset
http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/match/ ... ecent.html
also gone on THU 01/04_2021

What they have been doing LIVE for last decade
could be judged, eg, by this >>
http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/match/301836.html

:::

Previous

Return to Rugby Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Armchair Fan, Natal and 18 guests