Those who regularly read this blog maybe remember that I found last year two old 9,5mm Pathé movie rolls with some rugby footages.
So, here we go ! I had them digitized (by a specialized lab) and edited (err... by myself) and ready to be shared... a worldwide exclusivity as I've never seen such videos on the net before !
The best part of it is a 2' video coverage of the rugby final between France and USA at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. That day (May 18th 1924), a strong, fast and energetic American side won an undisputed gold medal versus a disapointing French team. Final score 17 - 3 to the US team.
You'll find a detailled report about that tough game, and other rugby features at previous Olympic Games, here @ www.rugbyfootballhistory.com
(special footnote in French for Google.fr to index my video... : video exclusive de la finale du rugby aux Jeux Olympiques de 1924. France vs USA au Stade de Colombes)