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WATCH: Oldest ever rugby footage from 1899

Well dressed men and a young boy are standing at a rail.

The first team enter the field, ducking under the metal bar, followed by the second team, both teams in horizontally striped jerseys.

The referee wears long trousers and jacket and even a pocket watch chain is evident. One of the players wears protective headgear.

A man in a top hat comes onto the field. Injured player carried off. Views of crowd watching, rather formally dressed in comparison with today.

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