Vintage Leather American Football ASI-VLAF-103
This vintage leather rugby ball is inspired by a model with that have been played the rugby
matches at the 1948 French rugby union championship. With 4 quality leather panels, this rugby ball
with a retro look is handcrafted.
Material: Moisture-absorbing Polyurethane Leather, Sponge Foam, Polyester
Construction: Hand Stitched
Usage: Training, Exercise, Practice, Gift
Color: Brown, Customized
Bladder: Rubber Bladder
Rugby was an Olympic sport at the Paris Olympics in 1924. In Colombes, the tournament is played without British or Southern Hemisphere teams and brings together only 3 nations: France, the United States and Romania. René Crabos, the one nicknamed at the time the “genius of rugby” or “Napoleon” for his qualities as a leader and tactician, is the captain of the XV de France who finds the Americans in the final. This match will make history, not for the quality of the game played but for the violence that enameled it. More powerful and better prepared, the Californian academics won 17-3 after a contested match in a hostile atmosphere that turned into a fight on several occasions and which removed rugby from the Games program.