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The Forbidden Game: How Nazi-Aligned Vichy France Banned A Rival Sport

It is one of the greatest sporting injustices ever perpetrated, yet not many have heard of it. During World War Two, one of the victims of the Vichy French regime that acted in collaboration with the occupying forces of Nazi Germany was a sport called rugby league. 

The Forbidden Game: How Nazi-Aligned Vichy France Banned A Rival Sport