May 11, 1924
The United States opened their campaign to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals with a 37-0 win over Romania on this day in rugby history in 1924. It was the last Olympics to feature Rugby Union.
The Red, White and Blue were one of only three teams that entered the competition. The USOC contemplated not sending a team but decided to send one since they were the current gold medal holders.
The U.S. team was composed mainly of players from California with 7 of the players members of the 1920 team as well.
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