|Fantastic seats, 2nd row back.|
I did enjoy this bit of rugby history:
Rugby football developed from a version of football played at Rugby School and was originally one of several versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century.
The game of football that was played at Rugby School between 1750 and 1859 permitted handling of the ball, but players were not allowed to run with it in their hands towards the opposition's goal. With no limit to the number of players per side, hundreds would participate in an enormous rolling maul, sometimes resulting in major injuries.Frankly, I would have loved to have seen that.
Thomas is a supporter of Racing Métro 92, a Parisian rugby team. They were up against Brive, a team based in Brive-la-Gaillarde in central France.
|This made Leïla very happy.|
The players are, in a word, enormous. At one point, a huge, rather buff official ran onto the field and he was dwarfed by many of the players. They do not wear padding and I don't want to think of the pounding they take to leave many of them limping during the game.
|After the game, everyone is allowed on the pitch.|
|And players pose for pictures with their fans.|
|Leïla, Thomas and Jeremy.|
|Sadly, all good things must come to an end.|
All in all, a fabulous weekend.