Rugby union at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Men's rugby union
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Rugby union pictogram.svg
Venue Beerschot Stadium
Date September 5
Competitors 33 from 2 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
«1908 1924»

Rugby union was played at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. Two nations entered the rugby event - France and the United States. The French team were very much thought to be assured of the gold medal and came in as raging favourites in the event. However, the United States team caused a massive shock, defeating France in the only game eight points to nil.

Medalists[edit]

The Olympic American rugby team
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Rugby union  United States (USA)

Daniel Carroll
Charles Doe
George Fish
James Fitzpatrick
Joseph Hunter
Morris Kirksey
Charles Mehan
John Muldoon
John O'Neil
John Patrick
Erwin Righter
Rudolph Scholz
Dink Templeton
Charles Lee Tilden, Jr.
Heaton Wrenn


did not play the game
Colby Slater
James Winston

 France (FRA)

Édouard Bader
François Borde
Adolphe Bousquet
Jean Bruneval
Alphonse Castex
André Chilo
René Crabos
Curtet
Alfred Eluère
Jacques Forestier
Grenet
Maurice Labeyrie
Robert Levasseur
Pierre Petiteau
Raoul Thiercelin


did not play the game
Raymond Berrurier

none awarded

Note[edit]

James Fitzpatrick is missing in the IOC medal database but he did compete in the match. James Winston is listed in the IOC medal database but he did not participate. Bill Muldoon was also a squad member of the American team but did not compete (and is not listed in the IOC medal database). Raymond Berrurier is listed in the IOC medal database but he did not participate. Constant Lamaignière, Eugène Soulié, and Robert Thierry were squad members for the French team but they did not play (and were not listed in the IOC medal database).

Morris Kirksey also won gold for the United States in the 4x100 metre relay at these games.

Result[edit]


United States  8–0  France

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