This week’s ‘Rugby Reloaded’ talks to Lydia Furse about the forgotten history of Barette, a 12-a-side version of rugby that became popular with French women in the 1920s. Emerging during the tumultuous 1920s, it began to lose ground in the 1930s before being finally extinguished by the notorious Vichy government.
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