The Rugby Union World Cup has kicked off in France this week, so this episode of ‘Rugby Reloaded’ goes back in time to look at when France was expelled from the international game in 1931.
Not only was France kicked out of the Five Nations but its clubs were banned from playing British teams. We look at how and why this happened, and explore how deep-rooted British suspicions of the French led to rugby union’s greatest crisis since 1895.
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