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The latest episode of 'That's The Way It Is' - our rugby league history podcast - is in. Produced by Tony Peterson and hosted by Rob Corra ('A View from the Hill' podcast), this episode is the second part of a look at the history of French rugby league.
Episode 5 : The History of Rugby League in France (Part 2).
In Part 1, Mike Rylance told us about the incredible rise of Rugby League in the 1930's - followed by the cruel bans of the Vichy Regime in the 1940s, and the golden period of the 1950's which saw France dominate international Rugby League. In Part 2 we chart the game's demise AND possibly the rise again of French Rugby League?
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Mike Rylance is the author of "The Forbidden Game" and "The Struggle and The Daring".
Also thanks to Andrew Ferguson from The Rugby League Project
- French Elite' One has a bonus point system
- The Championship Final was won by St.Esteve/ XIII Catalan V Carcassonne 32 - 24
- Of the original 10 clubs, Lyon-Villeurbanne now in Elite' 2 Championship - Roanne now in French National Division 2 (Regional)
|CATALAN DRAGONS||WARRINGTON WOLVES|
|Bousquet, Baitieri||Murdoch-Masila, G.King|
|Edwards, Goudemand||Patton, Philbin|
Catalan 20 ( Tierney, Garcia, Wiliame tries, Drinkwater 4 goals) defeated
Warrington 14 ( Murdoch-Masila, G.King tries, Roberts 3 goals)
More episodes of Rugby League; That's the Way it Was can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rugby-league-thats-the-way-it-was/id1478212559