Femina Sport A Bordeaux – And Her Name Was Rugby – Part III

This is the third installment of “And Her Name Was Rugby” blog post. To see the previous post, click here.

Fémina Sport à Bordeaux en 1923

Theuriet scuf femina
Courtesy of Google Translate: “The coach and referee Mr. Andrew Theuriet framed by the captain of the Cadets of Gascony and Dubarry Miss Femina Sport captain, Miss Curabet.”

André Theuriet was an Olympic swimmer and participated in 1908 Olympics in London in freestyle swimming. He was two-time finalist in the rugby championship in France in 1911 and 1913. He was also the co-founder of the first school of rugby in France established in 1924.

This picture was taken as part of a match in Bordeaux in 1923.3

Despite Theuriet’s many accomplishments the women have larger smiles and I would go so far as to say that these women may have been beaming with pride to be pictured with him but moreso for what they represented as women athletes.


  1. Women’s Rugby Union | Wikpedia
  2. Melee | Wikpedia
  3. André Theuriet | AmadilloPhoto

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