I am back !
Summer break is behind us... and I can't believe that I am opening my fourth season of blogging about rugby history and rugby memorabilia... (ok, I am cheating... "Season I" was only 6 months long... )
"Fun and Great Games in Rugby" is the title of this Boy's Own Paper cover page dated April 1919... and is now my motto as a great and intense season of rugby is starting as well !
Even if this space is dedicated to the early days of rugby, I could certainly not escape the fact that Rugby World Cup is about to kick-off in a few days here in France... As a rugby fan, I am starting to get exited... I am sure it's going to be a great event and that visitors to France will enjoy it... I will personnally attend to six features... pool round, quater final, semi final... only final is missing !
I am also involved in a rugby memorabilia exhibition to be hosted by Societe Generale during the competition ("Le rugby des Années Folles : 1890-1930") and will be a speaker (with the support of my pictures, of course !) at a conference on rugby history at "Sciences Po" end of october. More details to follow, stay tuned !
One nice thing about the event is that rugby fans from the whole world are going to visit us... including some regular readers of this website that I am happy to meet "in real life" in Paris...
Actually, there will be several opportunities to discuss rugby history during the RWC (exhibitions, conferences, or informal meetings at the next rugby pub...) : I'll keep you updated !
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