Rugby cap - Olympic Games, 1908

These caps were given to all members of the British Olympic team at the 1908 Games held in London. This one belonged to Richard Jackett. It was only the second time that rugby had ever been played at the Olympics and the Rugby Football Union did not consider the competition to be of enough importance to enter a national side. Instead they asked the winners of the County Championship, Cornwall, to represent Great Britain at the Olympics. The team won a silver medal being beaten in the Final by Australia, the only other team in the competition.
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