This illustration by Lotza beautifully represents the sport of rugby, with its players in the middle of a touchdown. The touchdown is a key moment in the game, where players try to get the ball back. And on this poster, UCS, UBB, Biarritz Olympique, Stade Français and Lyon Olympique Universitaire rugby teams are all represented, recalling the history and tradition of rugby in France.
Rugby has a long history in France, dating back to the 1870s, when British students introduced the sport to the country. Since then, rugby has become an important part of French sporting culture. The sport has become particularly popular in southwestern France, where it is often considered the national sport. Professional rugby teams began in the 1890s, and since then have been a source of pride for the cities and regions they represent.
Union Bordeaux Bègles (UBB) was created in 2006 and has become one of the best rugby teams in France. Biarritz Olympique, founded in 1913, has won numerous national and European titles over the years. Stade Francais Paris was founded in 1883 and has become one of the most popular and successful clubs in France, with many titles to its credit. Lyon Olympique Universitaire Rugby is also a top French professional rugby club, founded in 1896. Finally, Union Cognac Saint-Jean-d’Angély (UCS) is a French rugby club founded in 1897.
This postcard is therefore a tribute to the most emblematic rugby teams in France, reminding the passion and commitment of players and fans for this legendary sport.
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The postcard is sent in a bubble envelope.