For those not in the know,
The Five Nations Championship was the forerunner of the Six Nations (Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England, France, & Italy) rugby tournament (the foremost annual rugby championship in Europe). This year the championship has just been won by France. But in 1930 it was....
- won by England
- Wales won against France!!!!!
- the score was Wales 11, France 0 at Stades Colombes
- unfortunately I have no idea what the receipts for the match were
Interestingly, after the 1930 season the French were expelled from the tournament until 1939 - it was alleged that there was "professionalism" involved, as well as inadequacies in the French team's admin, and a degree of on-field violence.
Okay so what do I win!!!??? ;^)
Out of curiosity, does anyone have better pics of a 1930 Peugeot?
Paul Williams (former scrum half, Welshman, and fanatic of the game) Ottawa, ON, Canada
> Pic of the Day
> 24 March, 2006
> Pic of the Day - Seventy-Six Years Ago
> Win a Peugeot Bicycle and Other Prizes From Match l'Intran!
> Play of the Tournament of Five Nations
> The bulletin of answer, to cut out in our No 182 4 the March, will have
> to be turned over to us by our friends forecasters before 15 April and
> to be supplemented good numbers 2 and 3 published in numbers 183 and 184
> of March the 11 and 18, good number 4 below, and the good number 5 which
> will appear in number 186 of the 1 April.
> We point out our questions:
> 1. Who will win the Five Nations tournament?
> 2. Who will win France vs Galles (Wales?), April 21, at Colombes?
> 3. What will be the final score of France vs Galles?
> 4. What will be the total receipts for France vs Galles?
> 1st prize - 1000 francs in cash.
> 2nd prize - 1 Peugeot bicycle, valued at 800 francs.
> 3rd through 5th prize - 3 traveler's kits, valued at 250 francs.
> 6th through 15th prize - 10 "Airbag" cases, by la Maison A. Girard,
> valued at 145 francs.
> 16th through 30th prize - 15 boxes of cigarettes, valued at 70 francs.
>>From "Match l'Intan" No.25, 35 March 1930.
> Good luck!
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio