Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lest We Forget – Teddy Larkin and Blair Swannell (Australia) 25/04/1915

Anzac Day is the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It coincides with the commencement of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign which began on the 25th April 1915. The Gallipoli campaign was an attempt by Allied … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Alexander Findlater Todd (England) 21/04/1915

Alexander Findlater Todd, known to the family as “Fin”, was born in Lewisham, South London, one of six children of Bruce Beveridge Todd and his wife Phoebe. His father was a wine merchant in the firm of Findlater, Mackie, Todd … Continue reading

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Club Histories – The Amazing Old Streetonians

Rugby clubs come in all different shapes and sizes and not all of them fit the traditional mould of having been formed by ex-public schoolboys in the Victorian era. The central role that schools played in the early codification of … Continue reading

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Ronnie Poulton’s final game, 1915

This year the 14th of April marks the one hundredth anniversary of a remarkable game of rugby union played between the 4th and 48th (South Midland) Divisions of the British Army at Nieppe in France, close to the Belgium border. … Continue reading

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Baa Baa’s Birthday

125 years ago on the 9th April 1890, in the early hours of the morning, W P Carpmael and the Southern Nomads team sat down after a successful Easter tour and a hearty meal to form a touring rugby side.  … Continue reading

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