This final caused a wider upset than just USA beating France to be crowned Olympic champions, the consequences of this ill-disciplined game resulted in a tarnished reputation for Rugby and the sport being thrown out of the Olympic circle. The recovered footage demonstrates how bare knuckle the game was back then. Mark Ryan’s book, ‘For the Glory’, as reviewed by Alan Pearey (Deputy Editor of Rugby World) delves deeper as to why this game unravelled in just the way it did…Like Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.
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