French Rugby Football: A Cultural History, Philip Dine
There was a large French rugby playing contingent in Shanghai in the 1930s and 40s. This book gives some fascinating insights into the underlying causes of some of the disagreements between the French and English players in Shanghai.
People use the word hero to describe sportsmen but the guys in this book are true heroes. A fantastic and inspiring read from the first page to the last. --Jason Leonard, England & British Lions. The Book 'It's a Rough Game But Good Sport' includes a chapter which tells the story of Shanghai's rugby playing heroes.
"A work of this quality is deserving of readership beyond just historians of the rugby codes, and indeed beyond the ranks of sports historians. Collins is simply an outstanding historian, and this study certainly fits as easily into the realm of social history as it does to sport ... an excellent work that is fully deserving of the praise that has justly been heaped upon it", Charles Little, Sport and Society
The History of the Rugby Football Union
Commissioned to be written by the RFU in 1955, the book includes a special mention of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club on page 133. Has a heavy focus on the administrators of the game but is highly informative nonetheless.
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