Victorian Rugby Ladies
There's some sort of rugby thing coming up soon, or currently on, or something. I haven't a clue really, but I'm guessing there must be because Lidl have ruggery-buggery on the front page of their latest catalogue, so I'm assuming there is something rugby related coming.
So, let us enjoy that by admiring these Victorian die-cut illustrations of two female rugby players, printed in 1895 [rugby-pioneers]. Apparently, women may have played rugby back as far as 1881 [scrumqueens.com]. The first confirmed time that a woman played rugby was in 1887, when Irish woman, Emily Valentine, turned out to play for Portora Royal School, in Enniskillen. She even scored a try [wiki].
Posted at 14:47