Accessory Mascots
by collector & author Dan Smith.

Sporting Mascots:  Rugby Player.

This mascot of a British Rugby player is marked Desmo.  Rugby is now played world wide, however its origins go back to the playing field of Rugby School GB when it is said, whilst playing football, one of the players picked up the ball and ran with it under his arm.  Needless to say, he was promptly pulled down to the ground by the other team's players!  A lady once said, in a sort of admiring way, that Rugby is a game that is played by big strong men with odd shaped balls!