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When did padding posts start?

  • 22-09-2019 8:45am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,585 ✭✭✭ Deagol


    Asking for someone who's in Japan (the b*stard).. Question I can't find on google..

    Anyone any clue as to when padding posts started in rugby?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Deagol wrote: »
    Asking for someone who's in Japan (the b*stard).. Question I can't find on google..

    Anyone any clue as to when padding posts started in rugby?

    A quick look on YouTube at some old videos shows they had them at the 1987 WC, so some time before that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,501 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    bilston wrote: »
    A quick look on YouTube at some old videos shows they had them at the 1987 WC, so some time before that.

    I recently watched a test match from 1976 on YouTube out of curiosity.

    No padding then.

    So somewhere between 1976 and 1987.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,218 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    I recently watched a test match from 1976 on YouTube out of curiosity.

    No padding then.

    So somewhere between 1976 and 1987.

    They had them in 1982 as well when Ireland beat England at Twickenham.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭ Kaliyah Easy Self-help


    They didn't have them in Thomond Park in 1978 anyway. Munster beat the All Blacks then, if you didn't know.

    https://youtu.be/dZDtN1OwfVY


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,143 ✭✭✭ locum-motion


    They didn't have them in Thomond Park in 1978 anyway. Munster beat the All Blacks then, if you didn't know.

    https://youtu.be/dZDtN1OwfVY

    The pads are there. They’re skimpy, skinny things, but that was what pads were like at the time. I know, because I started playing in ‘79.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,141 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    I recently watched a test match from 1976 on YouTube out of curiosity.

    No padding then.

    So somewhere between 1976 and 1987.
    Could be much longer ago than that. I chose random 5N games on YouTube. Even in 1971 there was some form of padding, but much thinner. Also found a game from 1966 with none but with wooden posts, so 1970ish and metal posts?


  • Subscribers Posts: 36,277 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    They didn't have them at the end of the 40s anyway

    https://www.sportspages.com/media/21281.jpg

    Nor the 60s
    https://www.sportspages.com/product/london_counties_v_australia_1966_29231

    So early 70s I'd suggest


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,519 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Neil3030


    This thread is like a Bayesian algorithm converging.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,501 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE


    is_that_so wrote: »
    Could be much longer ago than that. I chose random 5N games on YouTube. Even in 1971 there was some form of padding, but much thinner. Also found a game from 1966 with none but with wooden posts, so 1970ish and metal posts?

    Your right actually. The 1976 game had thin pads at the base of the posts not large pads I'm used to today. I originally though the base of posts were just painted a little.


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