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Rugby's Harry Owen Roe - The Welshman in France

In the early 20th Century rugby was struggling through a recent fractious split between League and Union. A shipping clerk working in Penarth, Wales was soon to transform the game in his own way but not in his own country. This is the story of Harry Owen Roe and the indelible mark he left on French Rugby taking minnows Bayonne to the championship and changing the way the sport in France was played ever since.

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