How Times Change..touch judges and pipe tobacco

Taken from the match programme notes of the game between Blackheath and Gloucester on 6th December 1947 at the Rectory Field.

Rugger Quiz.

Q.1:    A player throws in the ball from the wrong place. Should the touch judge keep his flag up ?

A.1:    No. The touch judge is responsible only for seeing that a player of the proper team throws the ball in and that he has both feet in touch (Law 11).


Q.2:    A spectator at a Rugby Match disagrees with the Referee’s decision. What should he do ?

A.2:    Smoke a pipe of soothing ROYAL SEAL (3/9½d oz.) tobacco until he feels better. Besides “it’s cheaper to smoke a pipe.”

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