Photo of a Rugby Match, Stanford vs. New Zealand (1907)

Photo of a Rugby Match, Stanford vs. New Zealand (1907)

license: public domain
source: Wikimedia Commons
author: unknown
Description

A sepia photograph shows two rugby teams in a match. A player in black (New Zealand) is running with the ball toward the photographer’s end of the field. Players run behind him and on either side.


Date

Photo: 1907


Information

This photo was published in 1913 in volume 63 of Outing, a series of publications on topics surrounding sports, adventure, and traveling. The teams in the image are Stanford (white) and New Zealand (black), who won the match. At the time of this game in 1907, the official rules for rugby football had been established only 36 years prior, in 1871.


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Bibliography

Rowley, C. (2015). The shared origins of football, rugby, and soccer. Rowman & Littlefield.