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category: History & Legends
TIMELINE

From 1930 to 1939

All data used as is from rugbyfootballhistory.com

1930

IRB took responsibility for all law changes.

1931

The Bledisloe Cup was donated by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lord Bledisloe. The Bledisloe Cup was first played for in 1931, when New Zealand beat Australia 20-13 in Auckland.

1933

The Rugby Football Union prohibited floodlit rugby for gate money as "not in the best interests of the game".

1934

The FIRA (Federation of Amateur rugby) is founded by Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Catalonia (Spain), and Sweden. Belgium join in March.

1935-6

The Third All-Blacks.

V. R. Meredith (Manager)

29 Players:
N. A. Mitchell, C. Pepper, G. Gilbert, F. Vorrath, A. Lambourn, W. E. Hadley, D. Dalton.
W. Collins, J. Best, R. R. King, A. Mahoney, G. Wynyard, H. F. McLean, T. Reid, G. T. Adkins.
T. H. C. Caughey, M. M. Y. Corner, G. F. Hart, J. E. Manchester,
C. J. Oliver, J. Hore, D. Solomon, R. M. McKenzie.
J. R. Page, N. J. Ball, B. S. Sadler, J. L. Griffiths, E. W. Tindill, H. F. Brown.

Gilbert played in 26 of the 29 games
King played in 24
Mitchell played in 22
Caughey & Manchester played in 20

14th September, 1935 Devon & Cornwall W 36 - 6
19th September, 1935 Midland Counties W 9-3
21st September, 1935 Yorkshire & Cumberland W 14-3
25th September, 1935 Abertillery & Cross Keys W 31-6
28th September, 1935 Swansea L 3-11
3rd October, 1935 Gloucester & Somerset W 23-3
5th October, 1935 Lancashire & Cheshire W 21-8
7th October, 1935 Northumberland & Durham W 10-6
10th October, 1935 South of Scotland W 11-8
16th October, 1935 Glasgow & Edinburgh W 9-8
19th October, 1935 Combined services W 6-5
22nd October, 1935 Llanelly W 16-8
26th October, 1935 Cardiff W 20-5
31st October, 1935 Newport W 17-5
2 November, 1935 London Counties W 11-0
7th November, 1935 Oxford University W 10-9
9th November, 1935 Hampshire & Sussex W 14-8
15th November, 1935 Cambridge University W 20-5
16th November, 1935 Leicestershire & East Midlands W 16-3
23 November, 1935 Scotland W 18-8
27th November, 1935 North of Scotland W 12-6
30th November, 1935 Ulster D 3-3
7th December, 1935 Ireland W 17-9
12th December, 1935 Mid-Districts of Wales W 31-10
14th December, 1935 Neath & Abervon W 13-3
21st December, 1935 Wales L 12-13
26th December, 1935 London Counties W 24-5
4th January, 1936 England L 0-13

1938

March 19th at Twickenham. The Calcutta cup match between England and Scotland was the first international rugby game to be shown live on TV.

1939

WW2 starts


 





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