VIDEO: 1939 Odsal RL 7s – in full colour!

We love a Friday Flashback here at – and this one certainly is a huge flashback!

We’ve been debating, discussing and covering the fallout from the Auckland Nines kicking off this week – and wondering exactly whether we could produce such a tournament in the United Kingdom.

Indeed, you’ve been responding in your droves to our initial piece debating whether a Nines event could happen (TO READ THAT DEBATE, CLICK HERE!)

But after it was brought to our attention on Twitter, we’ve found a retro clip that goes one better than a Nines tournament – a Sevens event from all the way back in 1939!

And amazingly, the video from 76 years ago is in full colour – making for a brilliant viewing experience.

If you like your Rugby League, and you like your retro flashbacks, this could well be the greatest video you’ve seen in a long time. Give it a watch below – it’s certainly well worth viewing!