History

rce_1928

RCE around 1929

Rugby Club Eindhoven was founded on July 30, 1929.Thal Larsen came to Eindhoven after being drafted and having gone to college to work for Philips. He worked in the machine shop.Since he had been playing rugby as a student in Delft, he figured it would be a good idea to start a rugby club in Eindhoven. Together with J.C. Schut he invited the London based club The Corinthian and the Delft team for a demonstration match. Rugby had come to Eindhoven.

In the picture:

Standing left to right: Gerard Greiner, Henk Emmens, Jan van de Ven, Gerard Gerritsma , ? , Piet de Jong, Jo Basart, Jo Moubis, Jan Loos, Jan de Leur, John ten Houten.
Kneeling left to right: Jan Stegwee, Bob Visser, Frans Heunges, Rien van Bruggen.